December 30, 2021
Media Contact: Larry Hill email@example.com, 757-449-4287
COVID-19 Testing Announced at the Military Circle Mall Tomorrow on New Year’s Eve
Clinic hours are from 2 to 6 p.m.
(NORFOLK, Va.)— The Norfolk Health Department is pleased to announce that there will be free COVID-19 testing, tomorrow, December 31, from 2-6 p.m., at the former Macy’s department store location at Military Circle Mall (MCM) located at 880 N. Military Highway.
This additional clinic is being provided due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the region.
Dr. Parham Jaberi, Acting Director for Norfolk Health Department and VDH Chief Deputy Commissioner shares that “the calls from our healthcare providers and community residents have been heard. With testing supplies in the community depleted, we hope this event will assist residents in the area in need of urgent testing.”
Ms. Suzanne Trotter, co-lead of the VDH Statewide Testing Team, notes that “this effort was made possible due to the continuing partnerships of local and state health departments with private vendors who have provided critical support and augmentation to VDH in this pandemic response.” The vendor supporting the event tomorrow has been providing testing services at the MCM since September of 2021.
The extra testing event will operate like all Monday events at the MCM.
- There is no charge for the testing.
- No appointments are necessary; this is a walk-in site only.
- Testing is available for ages 3 and up.
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Identification is not required.
- Masks must be worn while in the facility and encouraged while outdoors in line.
VDH is asking everyone to be patient should there be long lines. In addition to the state vendor, Dr. Jaberi reports appreciation of Norfolk Health Department staff who have also made plans on short notice on New Year’s Eve to respond to this community need.
Note: There are NO VACCINATIONS at this site this Friday, Dec. 31. Only testing is being offered. Vaccinations will resume next Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
NOTE: Members of the media are not permitted inside the site when patients are present. Media may be allowed inside during press events or for tours before or after hours and must be escorted by a VDH designated Public Information Officer (PIO) or other approved staff members. Arrangements must be made 24 hours ahead of time with the Regional Public Information Officer, Larry Hill, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the media may respectfully approach clinic patients outside of the clinic and talk to them if they provide consent. Media members who do not comply may be asked to leave the site.