[Sent on behalf of FDOH-Leon County]: New COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 

This message is provided on behalf of the Florida Department of Health in Leon County and Bond Community Health Center.  

For Immediate Release on July 29, 2020

 

Florida Department of Health in Leon County Announces New Mobile COVID-19 Testing Site

Temporary Site Offers Easy, Convenient Testing

 

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Department of Health- Leon County, Bond Community Health Center, and Leon County Schools announce the location of a new mobile COVID-19 community testing site operating for two days at Griffin Middle School. 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.

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

The Florida Department of Health-Leon County 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. 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. The more people who are tested, the better we know what we have to do to reduce the spread of the virus.

Everyone who arrives for testing must wear masks. Physical distancing will be strictly enforced.

Individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at the Griffin Middle School site should make every effort to pre-register for testing in advance by calling 850-296-6858 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Whether you have COVID-19 or not, you should always:

  • Keep a 6-foot distance from others when you are out.
  • Wear a cloth face mask.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated webpage. For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the website. Content is also available in Spanish and Creole.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

 

Media Contact

Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer

850-518-5015

 

Griffin Middle School Mobile Test Site

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