COVID Testing Becomes Harder To Find

COVID Testing Becomes Harder To Find

(GDN) — As the omicron variant surges across North Carolina, COVID-19 testing is harder to come by.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Board, Commissioner Freeman Hardison said the demand for testing was stretching resources at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Hardison says the hospital and its emergency room had been overrun with people coming in for a COVID test.

County Board Chair Joe Daughtery says it was unfortunate the county had to discontinue its testing during the surge.

On Tuesday, the Wayne County Health Department resumed its free rapid COVID-19 testing at its facility at 1320 W. Grantham Street.

However, the county had run out of testing kits by Tuesday afternoon.

Updates on testing availability will be posted at

Individuals who need a COVID-19 test, visit to find another testing option during this time.