Those looking to get tested for the coronavirus (COVID 19) hear this: Velocity Urgent Care is offering testing at all 14 of its locations across the state, including in New Town. See a full list of locations here.
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“Across the country, we’ve seen a rapid decline in emergency room and urgent care visits,” Alan Ayers, CEO of Velocity Urgent Care, said in a prepared statement. “Statistically, people should still be experiencing urgent care illnesses and injuries, but they just aren’t coming in to visit. We believe people are simply foregoing care due to uncertainty and fear.”
Velocity Urgent Care is a member of the Sentara Quality Care Network and is using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for sanitation procedures, according to the news release.
If a person is experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus or may have been exposed to someone who tested positive, the patient must call the urgent care center first to make arrangements.
In addition, Velocity Urgent Care is offering two drive-thru testing locations at their Newport News and Virginia Beach locations Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Testing requires a medical evaluation and all major insurance plans are accepted. For more information, visit Velocity Urgent Care’s website.
In the Peninsula as of Tuesday, James City County has 119 positive cases of the coronavirus, Newport News has 57, Hampton has 43, York County has 25, Williamsburg has 14 and Poquoson has 4, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
There are 3,333 positive cases and 63 deaths statewide. At least eight people from the Peninsula Health District and one person from the Hampton Heath District have died from the coronavirus.
The Peninsula Health District covers Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County. The Hampton Health District covers Hampton.
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