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Free COVID-19 test site to open in DeLand Thursday

Tests will be given until supplies run out

Healthcare worker put a test swab into a container after swabbing the driver at a newly opened drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition center, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Healthcare worker put a test swab into a container after swabbing the driver at a newly opened drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition center, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

DELAND, Fla. – Officials announced a new COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up testing site for DeLand residents Friday.

The testing site, created through a partnership between the City of DeLand, Volusia County government and the Florida Department of Health, will be located outside Spring Hill Park, 971 South Thompson Avenue.

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The site is expected to be open Thursday and continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Anyone will be able to receive a nasal swab COVID-19 test while supplies last.

The test is free and people do not need to have symptoms to be tested.

“Residents utilizing the drive-thru testing will need to travel south on South Thompson Avenue from West Beresford Avenue and will be given a roadside test by the park,” officials said.

For those looking to get a walk-up test, the test will be given on the grounds of Spring Hill Park.

Officials ask that residents pre-register for a test by calling 386-274-0500. Select # for coronavirus information.

The registration call center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

“It will take about 7 days to receive results and tests will only provide information on whether the person is infected with COVID-19 at the time of the test,” officials said.

According to a news release, the Department of Health will call the phone number given at registration to provide results of the test.

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