Suffolk to hold free drive-thru coronavirus testing events June 5 and June 10

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Posted at 7:30 AM, May 23, 2020
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SUFFOLK, Va. - If you live in Suffolk and still need to be tested for coronavirus, now's your chance!

The City of Suffolk and the Western Tidewater Health District are partnering to offer two free drive-thru community testing events for COVID-19 on Friday, June 5 and on Wednesday, June 10.

Testing on June 5 will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until tests run out) at the Health & Human Services Building located in Downtown Suffolk at 135 Hall Avenue.

Testing on June 10 will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until tests run out) at Bennett’s Creek Park, located at 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road in North Suffolk.

Testing is for anyone, including children, who comes to the testing sites on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents who wish to be tested are encouraged to either drive up to the testing site or walk up directly.

All testing offered at these locations is 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, it cannot tell if you have previously been exposed to it.

Test results will be provided within three to four business days. Those testing positive will be contacted by phone. Those testing negative will be sent results via U.S. Mail to the address provided.

For more information, call (757) 514-4700.

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