Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Partners with Culpeper County for Free Drive Through COVID-19 Testing

January 3, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Media Contact: Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Population Health Manager April Achter, AskRRHD@vdh.virginia.gov, 540-308-6072

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Partners with Culpeper County for Free Drive Through COVID-19 Testing

CULPEPER, VIRGINIA – On Thursday, January 6, 2022 there will be a FREE Drive Through COVID-19 Testing site from 4 – 7 p.m. at Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department located at 19601 Church Road, Brandy Station, VA.  The parking lot will open at 3 p.m. and the first 300 individuals will be tested.

This one day testing site is open to everyone at no cost and the event will happen rain or shine.  You don’t have to be experiencing symptoms or have a referral to be tested.

This free testing site is offered through a partnership between the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District and Culpeper County.  “We are working together to meet the needs of those looking for a PCR test after any potential COVID exposures during the holidays,” said Culpeper County Emergency Manager Bill Ooten.

Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will help staff the testing site.  Please 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 understand the difficulty faced by those in need of COVID testing, especially now with the Omicron variant causing so many cases, so we are offering an additional opportunity on Thursday,” said Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Director Dr. Colin Greene.  “While we are pleased to offer testing, which is an important tool in fighting COVID, we also encourage everyone to get their COVID vaccination to prevent illness.  Please go to www.rrhd.org to make an appointment.”

For general questions about COVID-19, community members may call the RRHD COVID-19 Hotline at 540-308-6072 or email AskRRHD@vdh.virginia.gov.  For the latest on COVID-19, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

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NOTE: For everyone’s safety and for the privacy of those being tested, media should stay in the designated media area and should not attempt to enter the testing site.