ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced state-supported drive-thru and walk-up coronavirus testing sites will temporarily close at 5 p.m. on Thursday as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches the state.
State and county officials announced the following COVID-19 testing sites will temporarily close:
- The Orange County Convention Center
- Testing through Orange County Health Services
- Saturday’s scheduled testing at Winter Springs High School has been canceled
- State walk-up testing at Oviedo Home Depot will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday
- The Econ Soccer Complex testing site will close on Friday
- Testing at Osceola Heritage Park will close Saturday and Sunday. Testing will resume Monday.
The outdoor sites are not capable of handling tropical-storm-force winds.
The storm is expected to approach Florida on Saturday night.
Anyone who was planning to get a test on Friday, the Florida Division of Emergency Management encourages is urging people to get tested on Thursday.
State officials urge people to get in contact with a resident’s county health department after Thursday if you are in need of a COVID-19 test.
The drive-thru and walk-up sites will reopen at the latest by 8 a.m. on Aug. 5, according to the department of health.
The reopening of the testing sites all depends on what happens with the storm.
The DOH said the sites will reopen when it is safe to do so.