Loudoun coronavirus testing site open with no wait

The test can determine if a patient currently has the Covid-19 virus.

A one-day Covid-19 testing site at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park southeast of Leesburg is going much more smoothly than the last one. The county is reporting zero wait time at the noon hour — and an FOB (Friend of the Burn) was able to get in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Last month, the first open testing site was beset by long lines and saw police providing traffic control. The site ended up closing roughly two hours early. Today’s testing site is scheduled to run until 6 p.m.

No symptoms are needed to take the test today, and a doctor’s order is not needed either. There is also no age limit. People arrive at the park, stay in their cars and wend their way to the testing site where their nostril is swabbed while they remain in their vehicle. The results are usually available three days later.

It’s important to note — the test being administered only tests if you have the virus currently. It does not test for antibodies which would show you had been exposed to the virus previously.

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