Volusia County to open new COVID testing site at fairgrounds

Residents will be able to get tests or booster shots starting Monday

DELAND, Fla. – Volusia County will have a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in DeLand starting next week.

The county has contracted with Family Health Source to manage the testing site at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. The site will offer rapid COVID tests for anyone ages 1 and up, and residents don’t have to be experiencing COVID symptoms to get tested. The site will not offer the PCR COVID-19 tests.

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Residents will also be able to get Moderna or Pfizer booster shots as a drive-thru service.

The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and also offer COVID-19 vaccinations. It will be free to the public, but pre-registration will be required to schedule a test or a vaccine. If you have an insurance card, you’re asked to bring it, along with a photo ID, but you will not be charged a copay for either the test or shot.

The portal will open at noon Sunday for appointments for Monday. The site will only allow pre-registration for one day at a time. The website will reopen on Monday for Tuesday appointments, on Tuesday’s for Thursday appointments and Thursdays for Friday appointments.

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia said their numbers show testing is up.

It reports just within the last week, the case rate in Volusia jumped from 713 cases per 100,000 people to 1,166 cases per 100,000 this week. Before the holidays, the county was down to 48 cases per 100,000.

To get an appointment, go to the Family Health Source website.

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