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Health officials gave out more than 2,000 COVID home test kits at Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 11:15 PM EDT
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(WDBJ) - The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is working to monitor the Blue Ridge Rock Festival’s impact on the spread of COVID-19. Officials gave out more than 2,000 at-home testing kits to festival-goers.

Positive tests can be traced back to the festival if the user takes a picture of the QR code.

“They can go in and scan a QR code, that would take them to the Virginia Department of Health, they can add in their demographic information and then we can get a testing average from these folks,” said Pittsylvania-Danville Health District official, Chris Garrett.

The department was awarded a grant to purchase the home testing kits.

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