Provided by Prince William County
Free COVID-19 testing is available for anyone who lives or works in Prince William County, the City of Manassas or the City of Manassas Park. Participants must provide their full name, telephone number, and a home or work address in Prince William County, the City of Manassas or the City of Manassas Park to obtain COVID testing and receive the results. Here is a list of the upcoming testing sites and locations. All sites can accommodate drive-thru or walk-up testing. To ensure you receive a test, please arrive at the site
as close as possible to the start time and ensure you are in line by the times posted below. Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at each site.
Visit coronavirus.pwcgov.org/testing/ for dates and locations throughout the month.
The Prince William Health District has provided a listing of all testing in the county. Please make sure you call the facilities on this list before going, as their testing availability or requirements may have changed. The list is available at coronavirus.pwcgov.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/COVID19-Private-Provider-Testing-GPW.pdf.
Facts About COVID-19 Testing
- There are two different components to testing:
• Collecting a sample from a patient
• Testing the sample, often requiring sending the collected sample to an approved laboratory for
- Collection of a sample typically involves swabbing the patient’s mouth, nose and/or sinus.
- Sample collection is the primary focus for the healthcare facilities. Many providers in the region must send samples to offsite labs for COVID-19 testing.
- Commercial laboratories now have testing capability; however, there are still challenges that limit the speed of returning results to patients.
- The Prince William Health District is NOT offering COVID19 testing, as they are not a primary health care service. Their role is to investigate and monitor county residents who are confirmed via lab testing and to conduct contact investigations to identify additional people who came in close contact with individuals to help stop the spread of the disease.