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Virginia Beach Health Department to host free COVID-19 testing event on Sept. 30

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 21:06:29-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health (VBDPH) will be hosting another free COVID-19 community-based testing event next week.

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Green Run Homes Association Clubhouse, located at 1248 Green Garden Circle, Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Department of Public Health staff and Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers will administer the PCR testing for adults and children ages 13 years and older.

Anyone who wishes to participate in this free walk-up testing event must wear a face covering.

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is offering walk-up registration and testing, while supplies last. VBDPH will be providing testing only during the event and not medical care or treatment. Anyone who has medical emergencies or severe COVID-19 symptoms is advised to seek immediate medical attention and to not wait for this event.

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

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Elderly and those at-risk should stay at home as much as possible. If not possible, avoid large gatherings.
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • 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.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • 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.

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