May 28

Loudoun County Spearheads COVID-19 Testing Task Force

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 11:06 AM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has organized a COVID-19 Testing Task Force to help facilitate the availability of more COVID-19 testing in the community.

The task force consists of community health partners, including representatives of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Inova, Loudoun Medical Group, Healthworks for Northern Virginia, urgent care facilities, the Loudoun Free Clinic and various private practice physicians, including Loudoun Health Council Chair Dr. John Farrell. Loudoun County Health Department Director Dr. David Goodfriend is also on the task force and will represent the Virginia Department of Health. The task force is chaired by Farrell and co-chaired by Deputy County Administrator Charles Yudd.

“The coronavirus pandemic has caused uncertainty that I believe only good science and strong leadership can solve. This task force is a consortium of trusted health care professionals and dedicated government officials providing that at a local level to guide the citizens of Loudoun through the pandemic as safely as possible,” said Farrell.

The task force is addressing the issue of expanding testing capabilities in the county by assembling representatives of organizations currently conducting testing and identifying testing levels, operating issues, constraints and resource needs, and also developing recommendations to address these matters. 

“The commitment of such a broad group of professionals to assist with quickly increasing and expanding testing capabilities is a great service to the Loudoun community,” said Goodfriend. “Together, we hope to find public/private solutions to our testing needs.”

In addition, the task force will be establishing an online repository of information about COVID-19 testing that is accessible to medical professionals and the general public. Documents that inform the task force’s work will be posted at loudoun.gov/covid19taskforce

The task force is also expected to provide updates to the Board of Supervisors.

Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
  • Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19. 
  • Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19. 
    • Text LCCOVIDESP to 888777 to receive text messages in Spanish from Loudoun County about COVID-19.
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email.

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May 27

COVID-19 Summary Report for May 27, 2020

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 5:46 PM by Sarah OConnell

Case Update
Loudoun County Update
  • Loudoun County to Hold Free COVID-19 Testing for All Ages June 1 2020: Loudoun County has scheduled a second round of free, drive-through testing for COVID-19 at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg, Monday, June 1, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Testing will end when the site reaches capacity or by 6:00 p.m. As many tests as possible will be administered during the one-day testing event. Read the news release. (News release in Spanish)
  • Face Covering Requirement: Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Governor also directed the Department of Labor and Industry to develop emergency temporary standards to prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19. Read the news release.
  • Please visit loudoun.gov/temporaryclosures before visiting county offices to check on the status of operations at our various facilities.       
Missed one of our updates? View all updates.

Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about COVID-19, including a list of FAQs.

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Residents with questions about COVID-19 may contact the Loudoun County Health Department:
  • Information Line: 703-737-8300
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May 27

Loudoun County to Hold Free COVID-19 Testing for All Ages June 1, 2020

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 5:38 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County has scheduled a second round of free, drive-through testing for COVID-19 at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg, Monday, June 1, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Testing will end when the site reaches capacity or by 6:00 p.m. As many tests as possible will be administered during the one-day testing event. 

Motorists should enter Bolen Park on Crosstrail Boulevard from Sycolin Road. If navigating to the park by GPS, use the following address to arrive at the park’s general location: 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg.

The June 1 event is open to all and will occur rain or shine. The test type will be a PCR test for the novel coronavirus; the test does not indicate whether an individual has antibodies from a previous COVID-19 exposure. Test results will be provided approximately three days following the test.

No appointments are necessary. There are no age or residency requirements. A person does not have to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested. No prescription or doctor’s order is necessary.

To help reduce wait times, people who plan to attend Monday’s event are strongly encouraged to complete a registration form for each person who will be receiving a test prior to arriving at the testing site. The fillable form is posted online here (PDF), and may be filled out and printed in advance of the testing event.The registration form is required and asks for general demographics and contact information including name, date of birth, address, phone number and current symptoms, if any.

Five Things to Know About the June 1 COVID-19 Testing:
  1. Fill out a registration form (PDF) prior to arriving at the testing site.
  2. Testing is open to everyone.
  3. Testing is drive-through only; no walk-ups. 
  4. Enter the testing site on Crosstrail Boulevard; follow all directions throughout the testing site.
  5. Plan on long wait times, which may be 2 hours or more; restrooms will be available periodically throughout the waiting line.
This will be the second mass COVID-19 testing opportunity in Loudoun County provided by the Virginia Department of Health. On May 20, 2020, more than 1,800 individuals received a COVID-19 test.

Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
  • Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19. 
  • Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19. 
    • Text LCCOVIDESP to 888777 to receive text messages in Spanish from Loudoun County about COVID-19.
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email.