Coronavirus drive-thru testing to open at Eastern Florida State College in Palm Bay

No appointments required

Why does coronavirus (COVID-19) testing matter so much?
Why does coronavirus (COVID-19) testing matter so much?

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County will have drive-thru coronavirus testing at Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay Campus starting Tuesday.

The site will provide nasal-swab testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. People over the age of 18 can get tested regardless of symptoms.

People can enter the site at San Filippo Drive. Those who wish to get tested should bring a photo ID and will not need to make an appointment.

The site is drive-thru only, walk-ups are not allowed. Site officials ask that passengers in each vehicle be limited to those who are being tested and carry no more than five people.

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Everyone will be tested, regardless of insurance, according to a fact sheet provided by testing site officials. They also ask people to please be patient as there may be significant wait times.

Samples that are collected will be sent to a commercial lab, according to a news release. Results will be provided as they become available.

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Gaby is a multimedia producer from Miami. She graduated from the University of Florida and joined the News 6 team in 2018.