Advanced Search

Prince William Co. partners with Health Dept. and Walmart for coronavirus testing starting May 15

Two COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites are opening May 15, 2020, in the Walmart parking lot located at:

17041 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Dumfries, VA 22026
and
8386 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109

The sites are supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth, state and local officials to test anyone who meets Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers, and others with symptoms of COVID-19, and those in high-risk groups without symptoms. Those interested must visit http://www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com to see if eligible for testing and to make an appointment.

“We are happy to partner with the Health Department and Walmart to provide testing for citizens. It is important to provide sufficient COVID-19 testing in Prince William County. We are appreciative of the collaboration of resources to increase testing in our county,”  Chris Martino, Prince William county executive was quoted as saying in a press reliease.

“Access to testing is essential to containing the spread of COVID-19 and making decisions about reopening Virginia in phases. Our thanks to Walmart and partners for helping stand up these drive-thru testing locations,” Virginia State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D. was quoted as saying.

“Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing Prince William County during this unprecedented time,” said Brooke Mueller, Walmart Public Affairs Director for Virginia. “We are grateful to our associates who keep our stores running, our pharmacists who support these testing sites, and to eTrueNorth and local officials as we work together to open the site and help our community.”

Details on the COVID-19 testing site:

Beginning May 15, 2020, the site is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting. Appointments must be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at http://www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com which, will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.

For questions about testing, call 800-635-8611.

Those tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check, and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.

The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those tested to swab their nose onsite while in vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and dropped in the sealed sample into a container on the way out of the drive-through site.

eTrueNorth will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable Departments of Health.

The site is staffed by Walmart healthcare professionals.
Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.

While people who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.
For everyone’s safety and the privacy of those tested, the media should not attempt to enter the testing site and stay in the designated media area.

Link to This Article

Copy and paste the code below on your site to link to the article.

<a href="http://www.bullrunnow.com/news/article/prince_william_co._partners_with_health_dept._and_walmart_for_coronavirus_t">Prince William Co. partners with Health Dept. and Walmart for coronavirus testing starting May 15</a>

Follow Us on Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/bullrunnow
Welcome Guest! | Login