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COVID-19 testing will continue at FAMU Bragg Memorial Stadium site until June 1

Posted at 3:10 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 15:10:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida A&M University-Bond Community Health Center COVID-19 testing site will continue operations until at least June 1.

“This decision to extend the testing site is informed by continued interest and need, particularly as the state engages in a re-opening process,” said Cynthia Harris, Ph.D., director of the FAMU Institute of Public Health and one of the organizers of the site.

400 people are able to get tested at the site daily. So far, more than 6,000 individuals have been tested.

The walk-up site is open daily, including weekends and Memorial Day, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Tests are free, no physician referral is required and the site is open to anyone who wants to be tested whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic. Residents can also schedule an appointment by calling the Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399.

Anyone who has not received their results within seven business days should call (850) 264-2082.

The FAMU-Bond Strike COVID-19 Testing Team has also increased the number of staff to support the greater demand. The Leon County Health Department is also investigating all positive cases and conducting contact tracing.

“We are trying to reach as many residents as possible,” said Dr. Temple Robinson, MD, CEO of Bond Community Health Center, one of the partners operating the site. “We are trying to give an opportunity to as many residents as possible to be tested.”

The latest extension means the Bragg Memorial Stadium location, which was initially opened for two weeks on April 25, will be in operation for at least five weeks.