Photo courtesy Orange County Government, FL/Facebook
Somewhat overshadowed by anti-vaccination demonstrators
trying to push their way into the coronavirus news briefing on Monday was Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' announcement of a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site
opening immediately at the Econ Soccer Complex.
Opening for business on Tuesday, this drive-through testing site at 8035 Yates Road
will be operating seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. County health workers will be offering both rapid and PCR testing.
The opening of this second county-run testing site, in addition to the Barnett Park site, comes amid rising hospitalizations in Florida
and ever-increasing demand
at Barnett. Unlike the Barnett Park site, which offers testing and vaccinations, only
testing will be offered at the Econ Soccer Complex.
is necessary and all tests are administered free of charge. No walk-ups are allowed, and a four-person limit is suggested per vehicle.
"This will complement our busy Barnett Park location and hopefully relieve some of the stress on that site," said Demings during Monday's briefing.
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