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. It provides information and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator who are closely monitoring the progress of the pandemic.

Purpose

The task force is addressing the following matters:

  • Identity the steps necessary to increase the number of COVID-19 tests performed in the county overall.
  • Identify the best diagnostic tests and the efforts necessary to have access to those tests, and all necessary testing materials, and safe specimen collection activities.
  • Identify future steps to conduct serology, or antibody, testing and provide advisement/recommendations.

Find COVID-19 Testing Locations

Visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website to find 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.

If you have questions about testing or need help finding testing, call the Health Department information line at 703-737-8300, Monday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Resources

The documents included at the links below have been provided by members of the Loudoun County COVID-19 Testing Task Force as informative resources to physicians and the public. The information does not represent a formal position of Loudoun County Government or the Virginia Department of Health.

Update on Testing - 07/31/20

The table below shows COVID-19 testing frequency and capacity with testing providers in Loudoun County participating as Task Force members. The list may not include all available testing providers and is intended for reference to testing activity only.

Provider Name Current # of Tests Per Day Current Daily Capacity Current Constraints on
Individuals to be Tested
Healthworks for Northern Virginia

60-75 between 3 locations 75 Must be enrolled as a patient; enrolling new patients. 
Testing symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
No Charge.
Loudoun Medical Group

100 200
1,000 for corporate testing
Pre-op; contact, symptomatic and asymptomatic, contacts of positive patients
and follow-up of positive patients; all PCR nasopharyngeal swabs; all in Loudoun County; ability to do unlimited numbers of Roche IgG test daily; limited only to capacity to draw blood
Inova


300 400 Symptomatic patients, asymptomatic pre-procedure and long term 
care residents, all laboring moms (regardless of symptoms) and exposed newborns
MetroMed

120+ 130 Testing symptomatic and asymptomatic
HCA/Care Now

40-50 100 Symptomatic patients; pre-op
PatientFirst

60/day, 7 days a week 100 Symptomatic patients, pre-op, contact, 
employment, first responders, health care workers, cancer patients
Loudoun Free Clinic

0   Referring to other test sites
(Inova, Loudoun Medical Group tents, Healthworks)

Testing Task Force Recommendations

  1. Recommendation Sept. 2020
  2. Recommendation August 2020
  3. Recommendation May 2020

Asymptomatic testing

The Loudoun County Task Force is aware of the confusion regarding the best use and timing of COVID 19 testing if you DO NOT have any symptoms.

The recent statement by the CDC on this topic was interpreted in different ways by physicians, non-physicians, politicians, etc.

Current testing recommendations are available from the CDC.

Here is a summary of your local trusted Infectious disease experts, healthcare practitioners, Virginia Department of Health and Government officials:

  • The CDC states “If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in close contact with someone known to have a COVID-19 infection you do not need a test.” There continues to be a nationwide shortage of testing material. Results from PCR testing can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days. In light of this, we agree that mass testing of asymptomatic persons who have no known contact and are not in a high risk group is generally not necessary. This does not apply to routine screening or surveillance testing at work, school, or similar situations.

That said, a known contact of a person with COVID 19, as determined by the Virginia Department of Health, should be tested, if supplies are available, on day 5-7 after exposure. A negative test does not provide absolute assurance that you may end quarantine. We recommend continued avoidance of all high risk individuals for 14 days after your last known contact with the positive case.

Membership

The task force consists of community health partners, including:
  • Dr. John Farrell, Loudoun Health Council - Chairman
  • Charles Yudd, Deputy County Administrator - Co-chair
  • Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) - Matthew Mathias
  • Inova - Stacey A. Metcalfe and Dr. Jill McCabe
  • Loudoun Medical Group - Dr. Kevin O'Connor
  • Healthworks - Carol Jameson
  • Urgent care facilities - Dr. Roshelle Beckwith and Michelle Fitz (MetroMed) and Dr. John Strazzullo (Patient First)
  • Loudoun Free Clinic - Maribeth Goldin
  • Dr. Henry Rhee
  • Dr. Rebecca Levorson
  • Loudoun County Health Department Director Dr. David Goodfriend