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Update on COVID-19 Testing by DOH-St. Johns County Health Department

By Noreen Nickola-Williams

May 14, 2020

Saint Augustine, Fla. — In support of the Governor’s ‘Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.’, Florida Department of Health launched it’s ‘May2Day’ initiative with the goal of testing 2% of the population for COVID-19. As of May 14th, almost 3% of the Saint Johns County population have received testing for COVID-19. To support Long Term Care Facilities, Florida Department of Health’s priority is to re-direct test kits for the ‘May2Day’ initiative to those facilities across Florida who need them most. At this time, Florida Department of Health in Saint Johns County’s COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site will close on Friday, May 15th at 4pm.

Those who wish to be tested tomorrow, Friday, May 15th, 2020, please note the following:

  • While supplies last and weather permitting, the site will be open from 9am to 4pm;
  • This COVID-19 specimen collection/testing is a free service;
  • No more than four (4) people in the car;
  • A form of photo identification is needed for each person to be tested;
  • Bring your own pen to use when completing testing forms;
  • For the health and safety of public health responders, all people in the car over age 2 must wear a mask or other alternative face covering; and
  • No pets in the car.

Florida Department of Health in Saint Johns County’s COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site will be staged in the parking lot of the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building located at 200 SanSebastian View, Saint Augustine, FL 32084.

For more information on Florida Department of Health in Saint Johns County, please call 904-209-3250 or visit StJohns.FloridaHealth.gov

For information on COVID-19 in Florida, including health protection information, daily reports by county, and the COVID-19 Dashboard, please visit the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated website:www.FloridaHealthCoVID19.gov

The COVID-19 Call Center which is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at: 1 (866) 779-6121. Inquiries can also be submitted to the Florida Department of Health via email:COVID-19@FLHealth.gov

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