Popup COVID-19 testing sites continue in Leon County

Posted at 8:08 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 20:08:58-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — It was a shorter line than usual at the North Branch Library testing center. In past weeks, cars have backed up Thomasville Road waiting in line to receive a test.

However, there were over two dozen cars still in line to receive lab and rapid tests at the pop-up site by Neighborhood Medical Center Sunday afternoon.

Leon County told ABC 27 that they're encouraged by the community's response in wanting to get tested.

County spokesperson, Matt Cavell, said they will continue to make these available as long as they have enough tests to go around.

The county believes these have been crucial in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the area.

"We want people to use the testing that is made available. Here in Leon County, we're actually very fortunate to have more than 10 times the state's recommended average of testing available for our residents each and every day," said Cavell. "That has been good to go out and get it into the community where there are some sights that are closed on certain days just to give staff a break to retool and resupply"

So far, the county has tested more than 4,500 people at their 50 sites. Popup testing sites are being planned until at least the middle of the year.