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December 1, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Available Dec. 5-6

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing 1,000 free, self-administered COVID-19 tests each day on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 in partnership with UVA Health and the Blue Ridge Health District.

Pre-registration is required, and priority will be given to employees of Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville City Schools and the University of Virginia.

Tests will be available between noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 in the back parking lot at Albemarle High School (2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville). Participants must arrive in a vehicle to receive their test. Results will be viewable at an online portal within 24 to 48 hours.

COVID-19 Testing Criteria

Along with Albemarle and Charlottesville public school employees and UVA staff, other members of the community may receive a test this weekend if they meet the following criteria:

  • Age 13 or older
  • Must be able to perform a self-administered nasal swab
  • Must be able to pre-register for testing online and retrieve results from the online portal

How to Pre-Register

Pre-registration must be completed by visiting


Anyone with questions can contact Dawn Niles at or 434.924.2946.

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