June 12, 2020
Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Partners with Fauquier County and Town of Warrenton for Free Drive Through COVID-19 Testing
WARRENTON, VIRGINIA – June 12, 2020
On Saturday, June 20, 2020 there will be a FREE Drive Through COVID-19 Testing site from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility located at 800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA. The parking lot will open at 8 a.m. and the first 500 individuals will be tested.
This one day testing site is open to everyone at no cost and will happen rain or shine. You don’t have to be experiencing symptoms or have a referral to be tested. Those who previously have tested positive are not eligible for a repeat test.
This free testing site is offered through a partnership between the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, the Town of Warrenton, and Fauquier County. “This project expands on the work of our community partnership to provide accessible testing for everyone in our community,” said Warrenton Town Manager Brandie Schaeffer. Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will help staff the testing site.
Please enter the test site from Waterloo Road and be prepared to complete paperwork in your car while you wait. If you are experiencing symptoms, we recommend you wear a mask in your car especially if you have other passengers. You can expect the PCR test results to take 2-5 days on average.
“We encourage anyone who wants to be tested, especially those with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, to come out on Saturday, June 20th,” said Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Director Dr. Wade Kartchner.
For everyone’s safety and for the privacy of those being tested, media should not attempt to enter the testing site and stay in the designated media area.
For general questions about COVID-19, community members may call the RRHD COVID-19 Hotline at 540-316-6302. For the latest on COVID-19, visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.
Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Media Contact: Dr. Wade Kartchner, Health Director, Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, AskRRHD@vdh.virginia.gov, 540-316-6302.
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