May 28, 2020
Media Contact: Caitlin Hodge, Caitlin.Hodge@vdh.virginia.gov
New Kent County COVID-19 Community Testing Event on June 3
(New Kent, VA.) – In collaboration with New Kent County, New Kent Sheriff’s Office, and New Kent Fire-Rescue, the Chickahominy Health District (CHD) will be holding a COVID-19 community testing event on Wednesday, June 3 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the New Kent High School (7365 Egypt Road, New Kent, VA 23124). 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. 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 who live in the county. The hotline is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to answer calls.
CHD is planning to offer drive-up registration and testing during the event as well (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 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