CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — The YMCA of the Suncoast is partnering with Grapefruit Testing to offer free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests and PCR Tests available to the community.
These locations are drive up only and tests are available while supplies last.
Current testing locations and schedules are:
905 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Closed on the weekends
1801 119th St. N., Largo, FL 33778
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 12pm – 4pm
Closed on Sunday
8411 Photonics Drive, Trinity, FL 34655
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Closed on Monday and Saturday
Carol Parks is the chief administrative officer of the YMCA of the Suncoast. She told 8 On Your Side these sites will remain open for at least two months as the demand continues across Tampa Bay.
“We were getting requests from staff from members people asking where they could get a test we had previously provided vaccinations for folks, so I think that’s why they were asking if they could get a test here,” she said.
Gabi Williams is the Grapefruit Testing senior district manager who is heading the testing operations the YMCA. She said she’s expecting to see high volumes and is asking people to pre-register.
“We don’t want big lines gathering,” Williams said. “We do not want clusters. Our job is to get you in and out, which is why we have several staff on hand ready to go.”
Williams said recently Grapefruit Testing was at a site where it administered more than 2,000 tests in one day. She said her team has the capacity to handle that at the YMCA sites.