Free COVID-19 Testing Available Thursday at The Mount in Chesapeake

The Urban League of Hampton Roads, The Virginia Office Of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Chesapeake Health Department, community leaders and The Mount Chesapeake are working together to provide free COVID-19 testing to at risk members of the community during an upcoming event on Thursday.

The event will provide nasal-swab tests for up to 400 participants. Those who are symptom-free are encouraged to test and need not be parishioners of The Mount Chesapeake. Results will be delivered confidentially in approximately 48 hours.

Testing will take place at 215 Las Gaviotas Boulevard, located just off Cedar Road in Chesapeake. Participants will receive food boxes, hand sanitizer, face masks, and other items through partnerships with the Southeastern Virginia Food Bank, Chesapeake Office of Emergency Management, the Governor’s office and other organizations. Tests and supplies will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants are encouraged to be patient and practice social distancing.