SUFFOLK, Va. - Park officials say Bennett’s Creek Park and Boat Ramp will be closed from Tuesday, June 9, at Sundown, until Wednesday, June 10, at 4 p.m. for free community testing for COVID-19.
The testing will only be held on Wednesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until tests run out.
All vehicles, trailers, and boats must be out of the park by sundown Tuesday. Bennett’s Creek Park is located at 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.
Testing is for any individual, including children, who comes to the testing sites on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents who want to be tested are encouraged to either drive-up to the testing site, or walk-up directly. All testing offered at these locations are free.
Social distancing in the walk-up portion of the facility will be required.
The tests are a nasopharyngeal swab that tests for current presence of the virus. Asymptomatic carriers may test positive if they have the virus. This is not an antibody test, and unless you currently have the virus, cannot tell if you have previously been exposed to it.
Test results will be provided within 3 to 4 business days. Those testing positive will be contacted by phone. Those testing negative will be sent results through U.S. Mail to the address provided.
For more information, you can call (757)-514-4700.