Early on in the pandemic, it was difficult to get a test for the coronavirus in Guilford County unless you met some very specific criteria.

However, that’s certainly changed now and those in the county who need a test have a wide variety of options including daily tests on weekdays at two Guilford County health department locations.

State health officials have ramped up testing efforts across North Carolina and, in addition to the daily tests sites listed here for Guilford County, other testing events are also being held on some days at places like churches and at the Renaissance Shopping Center in Greensboro.

The daily drive-thru testing events listed below are often heavily trafficked so an appointment is required in advance. Also, of course, everyone being tested is asked to wear a mask.

At the Guilford County health department’s Wendover location in Greensboro, there are both morning and afternoon testing events every weekday. Those who intend to get tested at this site should note that registration is different for the morning and evening appointments.

Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Guilford County health staff will conduct COVID-19 tests at 1100 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro, For an appointment during this time slot, people can call 336-641-7527.

At the same spot, Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., StarMed Healthcare – with assistance from the NC National Guard – will conduct tests as well. People can register online to make an appointment in that time slot by visiting https://starmed.care. The test results for these hours at the East Wendover location will be distributed by StarMed.

If you live in High Point and want a test, you’re also in luck. Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. as well as on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., eTrueNorth Healthcare, with help from the NC National Guard, will offer COVID-19 tests at the Guilford County health department’s High Point location at 501 E. Green Dr.

For an appointment at this site, people can register at www.DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com. Results from this test site will be distributed by eTrueNorth.