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New COVID-19 neighborhood pop-up testing site opening at Griffin Middle School

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 17:49:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — The Leon County Health Department, Bond Community Health Center, and Leon County Schools have announced that a new mobile COVID-19 community testing site that will be operating for two days at Griffin Middle School.

Organizers say neighborhood testing begins Thursday, July 30 and Friday July 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The walk-up testing site is located at 800 Alabama Street and will accept any patient who would like to be tested—no physician order is required.

Officials say their "objective is to increase the overall number of tests, especially in communities that have been hit hard by COVID-19."

The Leon County Health Department says they will continue to scale up its response by expanding access to free COVID-19 testing.

The mission is for testing to be free, safe, and accessible to anyone who needs to be tested. Getting people tested is vitally important.

Health officials say with COVID-19, sometimes there are no symptoms, or it feels like an allergy attack.

Some people continue to infect others because they do not know they have the virus.

Organizers say the more people who are tested, the better we know what we have to do to reduce the spread of the virus.