May 19, 2020
Media Contact: Caitlin Hodge, Caitlin.Hodge@vdh.virginia.gov
Goochland County COVID-19 Community Testing Event on May 21st
(Goochland, VA.) – In collaboration with Goochland County, Goochland Cares, and Goochland Fire-Rescue, the Chickahominy Health District (CHD) will be holding a COVID-19 community testing event on Thursday, May 21st from 9:00am-11:30am at the Central High Cultural and Educational Complex (2748 Dogtown Rd, Goochland, VA 23063). This will be a free drive-thru event and those coming for testing will remain in their vehicles.
This testing event is for adults and children ages 6 years and older who meet qualifications. Goochland County residents, please call the health district’s COVID-19 hotline 804-365-3340 to be screened and pre-registered.
Additionally, a mobile testing unit is available for those without transportation. The hotline is staffed Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm to answer calls.
CHD is planning to offer drive-up registration and testing during the event as well (until 11:15am), while supplies last. CHD will only be providing testing during the event and not medical care or treatment. For those with medical emergencies or severe symptoms, do not wait for this event and please seek immediate medical attention.
“We are building our testing capacity and will continue to work with our community partners to plan additional testing sites and dates throughout the health district,” said the Chickahominy Health District Director, Dr. Tom Franck. “The best protection for each of us is to take precautions like staying at home when sick (unless seeking medical care and/or testing), practicing good hygiene, maintaining physical distancing (keeping at least 6 feet apart), and wearing a cloth face covering when in public.”
For more information on COVID-19: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/. Please consult www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus for the latest number of COVID-19 cases in localities and Virginia.
Contact: Caitlin Hodge
Population Health Manager
Chickahominy Health District
MEDIA NOTE: News media access to this event is only for the purposes of photography and videography from a distance prior to the 9:00am event start time (event set-up will take place between 8:15-8:45am).
These measures help to ensure patient privacy and operational security.