COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Free Testing Events

Loudoun County is hosting free drive-thru testing events twice weekly. The location and times may vary weekly; check the schedule for the details. 

  1. Schedule
  2. Registration Form

Location and Schedule

Franklin Park (17501 Franklin Park Dr. Purcellville, VA 20132)

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Testing may begin early to mitigate traffic impacts and may close early if capacity is reached.
  • There may be a significant wait time in the drive-thru line. 
  • 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.
Informational graphic about COVID-19 Testing

Details on Loudoun County's Weekly Testing Events

  • Open to everyone; no age or residency requirements. No ID required.
  • No prescriptions or appointments necessary.
  • Drive-thru only.
  • A person does not have to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested.
  • A PCR test (nasal swab) will be administered, which tests for the novel coronavirus. 
  • Results will be available within a week. 
  • No antibody testing will be offered.
  • No COVID-19 vaccine will be available at these events.

Find Other COVID-19 Testing

Community Testing Providers

  • 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. 

Regional Testing Centers

Mail Order Testing Kits

  • Order Free COVID-19 Tests Online: The website set up by the federal government allowing every household in the U.S. to order four, free at-home COVID-19 tests is now live, a day earlier than planned. The website, covidtests.gov, directs you to a special U.S. Postal Service website, where each household may order four tests. The tests are scheduled to start shipping in late January. 

About COVID-19 Testing

  1. Types of COVID-19 Tests
  2. Who Should Get Tested?

PCR and Antigen (rapid) Tests

Antibody Testing

  • 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is evaluating antibody protection and how long protection from antibodies might last.
  • Learn more about antibody testing from the CDC.

At-Home Tests

Will the Health Department contact me if I get a positive COVID-19 test? 

  • If you test positive for COVID-19 as a result of a county-sponsored event or other testing event where results are sent to a lab, 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.

Resources

  1. Receive updates from Loudoun County

    Contact us with Questions

    • Email the Loudoun County Health Department 
    • Call the Health Department's COVID-19 information line:  703-737-8300
      • 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. - 6:00 p.m.