NEWS RELEASE Contact: David Mekarski, AICP, Town Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE email@example.com; 540-338-7421
FREE COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020
PURCELLVILLE, Va., May 18, 2020 — We would like our residents to be aware of the free, drive-through testing for COVID-19 at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive in Leesburg, occurring this Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The testing is hosted by Loudoun County and is open to all; occurring rain or shine.
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 is necessary.
Anyone who is tested will be asked to provide contact information for the test results, which should be available within a week.
Those attending the testing will enter Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park from Crosstrail Boulevard onto Loudoun United Drive. They will be:
- Directed into parking lots and into lanes for drive-through testing.
- Asked for their name, date of birth, address, phone number and current symptoms, if any.
- Asked to proceed to the next station to have their specimen collected. A nasal swab is preferred, but oral swabs are available upon request.
- Asked to proceed to the exit.
This is a one-day event. No other testing dates are scheduled at this time.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.