- Departments & Offices
- Health & Human Services
- About Us
- Health Department
- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- COVID-19 Testing & Self-care
COVID-19 Testing & Self-care
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.
- You can order up to four free at-home tests online at COVIDTests.gov.
About COVID-19 Testing
PCR and Antigen (rapid) Tests
- Antibody tests check for antibodies, which can show if an individual had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Learn more about antibody testing from the CDC.
- COVID-19 at-home tests, also called self-tests, are easy to use and produce rapid results. Many brands of COVID-19 home tests are available for purchase at pharmacies and other retailers.
- Learn more about at-home tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Read more about what to do if you tested positive or were exposed to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
- Symptoms can include fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, trouble breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
- According to the CDC, illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure.
- Persons can be infected with COVID-19 and pose a risk to others without noticing any symptoms.
- Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. Seek care early.
What to Do if You are Sick
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, follow these instructions to self-monitor illness and to inform close contacts when becoming ill.
- If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your doctor or an urgent care center to discuss.
- Find a COVID-19 Testing location using the Virginia Department of Health Locator Map.
- Note: Loudoun County Health Department clinics do not provide testing or evaluate ill individuals.
- Stay home. Avoid contact with others, do not share personal items, and use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if possible.
- Monitor your health. Call 911 if you develop trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when around other people.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces every day.
- Inform close contacts.
What to Do if You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19
- Learn more about what to do if you were exposed to COVID-19 on the CDC's website.
- Learn more about isolation and quarantine from the CDC and what to do if you think you were exposed to COVID-19 from the Virginia Department of Health.
Contact us with Questions
- Email the Loudoun County Health Department
- Call the Health Department at 703-777-0236
- Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except county holidays)
- Call the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline: 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682)
- Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.