Norfolk to host free COVID-19 testing event Thursday

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Nov 04, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Department of Public Health, in partnership with Shiloh Baptist Church and Grace Episcopal Church, will offer a free walk-up coronavirus testing event on Thursday.

On November 5, health officials will host a free testing event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 745 Park Avenue.

Testing is available for anyone ages 3 and up, while supplies last.

Participants must wear a face covering and appointments are recommended.

To register for an appointment, click here or call 757-683-2777.

To lower the risk of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health continues to encourage the following effective behaviors:

  • Avoid being exposed to the virus.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
  • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough, sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Limit travel as much as possible.