Orlando Announces Additional New Free Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites
Last updated on May 22, 2020
City of Orlando Announces Additional New Free Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites in Orlando Neighborhoods
The City of Orlando will open two new, free mobile COVID-19 drive-thru and pedestrian-accessible testing sites later next week and the following week. Locations for the mobile testing sites were selected to ensure broad coverage of the City and based on data from Orlando’s data tracker (Orlando.gov/datatracker) to target locations where a higher number of positive cases has been reported. Located within city neighborhoods, sites will also provide enhanced access for pedestrians and users of other forms of mobility, like biking and public transportation.
The mobile testing sites operate two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and rotate to a new location in the city on each operating day. There is no symptom criteria for testing, however, appointments are required, individuals must be 18 years or older and show a valid Orlando and Orange County ID.
Orlando and Orange County residents can make an appointment, by visiting orlando.gov/covid19testing or by calling 407.246.3104. Call Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Spanish speaking residents, please call 407.246.4301 to make an appointment.
Mayor Dyer will visit each testing site on the day of operation and be available for interviews immediately following. Further details and media instructions are below.
COVID-19 Testing Site Details:
Testing will be done with no out-of-pocket cost to the Orlando resident.
The site will use a nasal swab test that will allow medical first responders from the Orlando Fire Department to administer the test while individuals remain in their vehicles.
GENETWORx will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable departments of health. Results are typically provided after 48 hours.
If you don't get a call within five days in regards to your test, please contact the GENETWORx Lab at 850.583.2419.
While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.
COVID-19 TESTING SITES WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, May 28, 2020 – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Beardall Senior Center Parking Lot, 800 Delaney Avenue (District 4 – Delaney Park)
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Rosemont Community Center Parking Lot, 4872 Rose Bay Drive (District 3 – Rosemont Neighborhood)
Media planning to interview Mayor Dyer at these availabilities are required to RSVP by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the site visit by contacting Samantha Holsten, City of Orlando Public Information Officer, at 321-418-9361 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
Signage will be available onsite to direct media to the designated media area.
In alignment with CDC guidelines, media is encouraged to wear a cloth face covering and to maintain six feet of physical distance between others at all times.