May 10, 2021
Media Contact: Lorrie Andrew-Spear, Lorrie.Andrew-Spear@vdh.virginia.gov
Lord Fairfax Health District Offers Free Community Testing at Frederick Douglass Park in Winchester, Wednesday May 12
(Winchester, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District is pleased to offer a free community COVID-19 testing event at Frederick Douglass Park, between North Kent Street and Smithfield Avenue in Winchester, Wednesday May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All who wish to be tested are welcome, and no appointments are required. Anyone under 18 will need parental consent for testing.
“This event offers quality PCR testing to individuals in the area, with results provided by telephone through the Health Department in 2-3 days,” said Dr. Colin Greene, director of the Lord Fairfax Health District. “This will also give us a snapshot of the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community at this time.”
All attendees of this clinic are asked to wear masks and maintain a six-foot spacing between people. Persons who have active symptoms should contact their healthcare provider to arrange evaluation and testing. Attendees should also understand that a test result only describes their status that day, and a negative test does not guarantee that they will not develop COVID-19 later, even the next day.
For more information on COVID-19 testing in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/.
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The Lord Fairfax Health District serves residents in the city of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties. For more information, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax/.