FAMU Bragg Stadium COVID-19 testing site no longer accepting new appointments

Walk-ups still welcome
Posted at 3:55 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 16:32:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Bragg Memorial Stadium walk up COVID-19 testing site is suspending accepting new appointments until further notice.

Officials made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

While those with confirmed appointments through Sept. 13 will still be tested, operators say they're suspending appointments to avoid the long testing lines as demand for walk-up testing increases.

Even with no appointments, the site plans to continue free testing and no physician referral is required.

“This pandemic challenges us daily to make adjustments. In the coming weeks, we will review this change to ensure that the community continues to be well served,” said Cynthia Harris, Ph.D., director of the FAMU Institute of Public Health and one of the co-founders of the site.

More than 34,000 people have been tested since the site began operating on April 25. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless closed due to inclement weather.