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Bond Community Health Center hosts pop up COVID-19 test site after holiday

The center tested more than 100 people at Brownsville Preparatory School
Posted at 7:19 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 19:51:37-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)  — Bond Community Health Center is helping meet the need, making sure people have access to coronavirus testing.

The health center hosted a pop-up test site at Brownsville Preparatory Institute on Monday, saying it's about helping people know if they caught the virus while celebrating with friends and family during Thanksgiving.

The CEO of Bond Community Health Center., Dr. Temple Robinson, said with people returning home and back to their routines, they've seen an increase in those looking to get tested.

"They wanted that peace of mind because the students went home before Thanksgiving," said Robinson. "So they've been exposed to other people, different people for greater than five days, so it's perfect timing for them. The teachers get peace of mind coming back too and of course the community, especially those that may have traveled for thanksgiving."

Dr. Robinson says even if people received a negative result, it could take time for the virus to develop in your system.

So it doesn't hurt to get tested again a couple of days later.