COVID-19 Free Testing Events
Loudoun County is hosting free drive-thru testing events. The events are expanding to twice a week beginning in January 2022 with a new start time of 9:00 a.m. Testing may begin early to mitigate traffic impacts.
- Friday, January 21 - Start time: 9:00 a.m.
Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg (Enter the park on Crosstrail Boulevard from Sycolin Road.)
To meet the demand for testing and to maximize capacity, the testing events held so far in January have been at the largest of the county’s available facilities for testing, Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg. If demand decreases, the county may return to scheduling events at rotating facilities. We will announce decisions on a week-to-week basis on testing event locations based on demand. That information will be posted here.
Fill out and submit the form online prior to your test. If you cannot submit online, paper forms will also be available at the testing site.
Submitting the form in advance is not an appointment or a guarantee for a test. Given increased demand, the site may close when it reaches capacity.
Staff at the event will be able to look up your registration.
Completed, printed PDF forms that were used for testing events prior to January 11 will be accepted, but turnaround time for results may be longer with paper forms.
- Given increased demand, there may be a significant wait time in the drive-thru line.
- Capacity is limited by the space for vehicles and the need to complete testing during daylight hours. The county and its testing contractor intend to test as many people as possible given the constraints of space, time and staffing.
- Entrance to the park may be restricted intermittently to limit traffic impacts on Sycolin Road. Queuing on Sycolin Road will not be allowed. If testing capacity is reached, the site will close for the day.
- To be notified regarding changes in site operations, opt in to receive text message updates in English (text LCCOVID19 to 888777) or Spanish (text LCCOVIDESP to 888777), or check the Loudoun County Government Facebook page or @LoudounCoGovt on Twitter.
Find COVID-19 Testing
Visit the Virginia Department of Health's website to find COVID-19 testing locations in Loudoun County and Northern Virginia, including one-day testing events. Enter your locality in the search field to find locations near you.
About COVID-19 Testing
PCR and Antigen (rapid) Tests
- There are generally two types of tests available for COVID-19: a PCR test and an antigen test.
- Learn more about the difference between the two tests.
- Antibody tests check for antibodies, which can show if an individual had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
- A positive antibody test result shows an individual has antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, or possibly from infection with a related virus from the same family of viruses (called coronavirus), such as one that causes the common cold.
- Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose COVID-19. A viral test is needed to show a current COVID-19 infection.
- The CDC does not know yet if having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 can protect someone from getting infected again or, if they do, how long this protection might last.
- Learn more about antibody testing from the CDC.
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
- People not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who have had close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 or who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19, such as attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings.
- People not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who have been asked or referred to get testing by their school, workplace, healthcare provider or local health department.
- If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not able to get tested, inform your close contacts and continue to follow preventive measures recommend by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), such as frequent hand washing, avoiding crowds and staying at least 6 feet away from other people.
- Use the CDC's COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool to help determine if you should get a COVID-19 test and what type of test you should get. When test results are available, the tool can help interpret the results and guide next steps.
Will the Health Department contact me if I get a positive COVID-19 test?
- If you test positive for COVID, you may be contacted by a Loudoun County Health Department Case Investigator (usually by phone) for a voluntary and confidential conversation.
- The case investigator will ask you some questions to understand more about you and your illness. The interviewer will work with you to create a list of all of the people you may have had close contact with while you were sick, and right before you felt sick. This process helps to find people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
- After your close contacts have been identified, a contact tracer will reach out and notify them of their possible exposure as soon as possible. When the interviewer calls close contacts, they do NOT tell them who it was who tested positive for COVID-19. This conversation will be confidential to protect and respect your privacy.
- Both case investigators and contact tracers will also provide education, information, and support to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Read more about case investigations and contact tracing on the Virginia Department of Health website.
Loudoun County COVID-19 Testing Task Force
- The Loudoun County COVID-19 Testing Task Force was organized to help facilitate the availability of more COVID-19 testing in the community.
- The Task Force is comprised of health care providers, infectious disease and public health experts, nonprofit representatives, and county officials.
- Visit the Task Force’s webpage for more information about testing, current Task Force recommendations for antibody testing, and resources from and for physicians.
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