Additional COVID-19 Testing Kiosk Opens at Central Library

Published on January 10, 2022

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Arlington County is opening an additional no-cost COVID-19 testing kiosk at Central Library by Quincy Park. The kiosk is in partnership with Curative, which operates three additional sites in the County.

The kiosk is located at 3809 10th Street N. and can be found in the southwest corner of Quincy Park near the tennis courts. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily beginning on Monday, January 10, 2022. Parking is available at nearby Central Library and Quincy Park surface lots or at the Central Library parking garage after 10 AM (entrance on N. Quincy Street. Appointments are temporarily required while Curative works through lab backlogs and can be made at curative.com.

"Demand for COVID-19 testing is at an all-time high. By adding an additional testing site, located in a densely populated metro corridor, we hope to help meet that demand and remove barriers to testing access for all Arlingtonians,” said Dr. Aaron Miller, Director of the Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management.

Details

  • Nasal swab tests are offered at no cost and do not require a doctor referral or government identification, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
  • Testing is available to all ages and proof of Arlington residency is not required. Participants are welcome to provide insurance information if applicable, but no co-pay from participants will be requested.
  • Due to recent high demand, community members are temporarily required to make an appointment on the Curative website in advance (curative.com).
  • Kiosk service is available in English and Spanish.

Curative, which operates more than 8,000 testing sites across the country, uses a test that is self-administered under the supervision of a Curative worker in a kiosk. The swab is then placed inside a biohazard bag and returned to the Curative worker. Swabs from the Arlington kiosks will be delivered each night to a lab in Washington, D.C. Test results will be sent electronically to patients within 48 to 72 hours. Visit Curative's website for Common Q&As and Advice.

For COVID-19 related questions or for information on additional COVID-19 testing locations, including other County kiosks as well as private testing locations, visit the County website or call 703-228-7999.

 

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