COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opens at Ruth Eckerd Hall

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In this May 20, 2020, file photo, Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurse Lee Cherie Booth performs a coronavirus test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City. Public health officials have said robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting the data. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – A drive-thru coronavirus testing site will open Monday in the Ruth Eckerd Hall parking lot in Clearwater.

The site, located at 1111 McMullen Booth Rd, will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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The site is opening in partnership with the Pinellas County Government, Department of Health Pinellas, BayCare City of Clearwater, Clearwater Police Department and
the Ruth Eckerd Hall.

“Even though COVID has been with us for months the ability for people to find out if they’re positive or negative has not gone away. We’re seeing people need that information to go back to work, school, so many settings, just to be in their family or friend structure they want to know where they stand. So we’re so proud of what’s happened in our community,” said Baycare VP of Community Relations, Keri Eisenbeis.

Testing is first come first served, but you’re asked to come only if have you symptoms or a doctor’s note.

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