State-supported coronavirus testing sites to temporarily close over storm concerns


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – All state-supported coronavirus testing sites will temporarily close over concerns of Potential Tropical Cyclone 9.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that all-state supported drive-thru and walk-thru COVID-19 testing sites will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

The sites will remain closed until they are safe to reopen. Sites are anticipated to reopen by Aug. 5 at the latest.

Free COVID-19 testing remains available through local county health departments, but those wishing to be tested must call in advance.

RELATED: All public coronavirus testing sites in Hillsborough County to close due to storm concerns

FDEM said as the storm passes through regions of the state, sites will reopen on a rolling basis.

Testing site re-opening will be posted on FDEM’s social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

The following testing sites are affected in the Tampa Bay area:

Hillsborough County:

  • Lee Davis Community Resource Center – 3402 N 22nd Street, Tampa
  • SouthShore Community Resource Center – 201 14th Ave SE, Ruskin
  • Raymond James Stadium – 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa

Pinellas County:

  • Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theatre – 400 1st. St. S, ST. Petersburg

Pasco County:

  • Home Depot – 1315 U.S. Highway 19, Holiday

Polk County:

  • Publix at Imperial Lakes Plaza – 2040 Shepherd Road, Mulberry

Manatee County:

  • Lincoln Park – 501 17th Street E, Palmetto
  • Home Depot – 2350 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Sarasota County:

  • Robert L. Taylor Community Center – 1845 34th St., Sarasota
  • University Town Center – 299 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota


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