Norfolk to provide free COVID-19 testing Saturday


FILE – In this June 25, 2020, file photo, a physician assistant prepares to collect a nasal swab sample from a patient for COVID-19 testing at Xpress Urgent Care in Tustin, Calif. The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the initial weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running out again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Norfolk is offering free COVID-19 testing this Saturday — tests are limited.

The August 15 event is open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Queen Street Baptist Church located at 415 E. Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk.

Initially, there was a registration link to secure a spot but as of about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, the city posted to its Twitter that the electronic registrations are full and walk-ins will be accepted.

Norfolk was also recently selected as part of the Health Equity Pilot Program where 20,000 cloth masks, bottles of hand sanitizer, and public health materials have been allocated to the city and will be distributed at select events.

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