May 13, 2020
Media Contact: Caitlin Hodge, Caitlin.Hodge@vdh.virginia.gov
COVID-19 Community Testing Event at the Chickahominy Tribal Center on May 15th
(Charles City, VA.) – In collaboration with Charles City County, New Kent County, Central Virginia Health Services, Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division, and the Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Health District (CHD) will be holding a COVID-19 community testing event on Friday, May 15th from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Chickahominy Tribal Center: 8200 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge, VA. 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 have COVID-19 symptoms and meet qualifications. Members of the Chickahominy Tribe & Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division (as well as their household members) and residents of Charles City and New Kent counties are asked to please call the health district’s COVID-19 hotline 804-365-3340 to be screened & pre-registered for the event. The hotline is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CHD is planning to also offer drive-up registration and testing the day of the event (until 11:15 a.m.), 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.
MEDIA NOTE: News media access to this event is only for the purposes of photography and videography from a distance prior to the 9 a.m. event start time (event set-up will take place between 8:15-8:45 a.m.). These measures help to ensure patient privacy and operational security.
Contact: Caitlin Hodge
Population Health Manager
Chickahominy Health District