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Free COVID-19 Testing Returns to Midtown Area for Two Days Only.

Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 2:50PM

 

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News

 

 

The City of Daytona Beach and the Florida Department of Health are teaming up to bring a Free COVID-19 Testing site to return to the Midtown area in Daytona Beach for two days only.

 

The site will be located on the corner of Nova Rd and Orange Ave, in a vacant lot across from the Midtown Police Precinct on June 24 and 25. Hours of Operation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

In May, the COVID-19 testing site at the Midtown Community Center was open for 10 days and administered 1,375 tests. Eight people tested positive at the site, which is a .5% positivity rate.

 

According to release, Wednesday, June 25 will offer drive-thru testing, and Thursday, June 25 will offer walk-up testing.

 

The free test will be a nasal swab and available for anyone over 18, regardless of symptoms. An appointment is not needed; however, residents are requested to pre-register to avoid waiting in line at the testing site.

 

Results will be provided as soon as possible, usually within seven days.

 

To pre-register, call (386) 274-0500 and press #. A prescription and city residency is not required to be tested. A photo ID is required.


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