February 8, 2022
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Chesterfield Health District Community COVID-19 Testing Center to Close
CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The Chesterfield Health District announces that the Community Testing Center (CTC) at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds is set to close as the demand for testing decreases. The last day of operation will be Thursday, February 10.
The Chesterfield CTC, located at 10300 Courthouse Road, was opened temporarily to meet the community’s testing demand following the holidays and the onset of the Omicron variant. Additional community testing events will be scheduled in the future based on need.
However, there is still time to get a free test at the CTC, if needed. The CTC will be open today, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please enter the fairgrounds through Gate 4.
The CTC provides Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the public. Testing is available for everyone ages 3 months and older. However, a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years old.
Walk-ins will be prioritized based on the governor’s testing guidelines and will be accommodated as supplies and time allow. The last walk-in will be accepted at 5:30 p.m. To reduce wait time, schedule an appointment by visiting vase.vdh.virginia.gov/testingappointment. Testing will take place in a heated tent; please dress appropriately for the weather.
PCR test results are usually available within a few days, and are very effective in detecting an active COVID-19 infection, even if asymptomatic. CTC test results will be sent automatically via text or email message to individuals being tested based on the information provided in the appointment system.
To protect yourself and healthcare workers, wear a cloth face covering or mask. Keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people at all times. Be sure to tell the testing providers if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, deep cough or shortness of breath, or believe that you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Please reserve hospital emergency rooms and rescue squads for medical emergencies. If you’re seeking a COVID-19 test and it is not an emergency, please visit the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) community testing events or a retail pharmacy. For questions about COVID-19 testing or a list of testing locations, visit the VDH website or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For those still needing a free COVID-19 vaccine or booster, please visit or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available in more than 100 languages.
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