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FSU opens drive-thru site at Traditions Garage to test students, employees

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 17:35:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University opened a COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday and have already tested hundreds of people.

The drive-thru testing site at Traditions Garage began Wednesday with tests not only available to students, but faculty and staff as well.

The health center at FSU has been testing students for COVID-19 since March. This new drive-thru site has as many as 400 tests ready a day with results coming back in about 48-72 hours.

Pre-registration is required for the drive-thru testing and, as students return to campus, the university will make sure they get tested too.

“The thing about the test is that it’s one moment in time," said Amy Magnuson, FSU's health center director. "So somebody could’ve gotten a test two weeks ago and it was just in that moment so maybe when they come back here we will have them tested again.”

There’s no word yet on if or when FSU will open testing to the public. For now, the drive-thru testing is only available Monday through Friday.