Orlando gets another COVID-19 testing site as lines stay long at Barnett Park

Camping World Stadium site opens Monday

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A COVID-19 testing site will open at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium on Monday, offering locals looking for a test another alternative to the still crowded site at Barnett Park.

A line of cars could be seen stretching down West Colonial Drive Sunday morning as people hoped to get a COVID-19 test before capacity was reached. Rosana Almodovar and Hector Valentine said they arrived an hour and a half before the site opened.

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“I actually work in an office and my boss said his wife was diagnosed or positive, she had been there the week before,” Almodovar said. “I wanted to make sure I actually now have a cold, so I want to make sure that’s exactly what it was.”

She and Valentine both said they were there to be tested for work-related issues.

“I’ve got to get a negative test for work (...) I tested last week positive,” Valentine said. “A lot of people are panicking.”

The drive-thru testing site at Camping World Stadium will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days per week until capacity is reached, and it will offer rapid and PCR testing without an appointment at no cost (online pre-registration required).

Find a county-by-county list of testing sites by clicking here.

About the Authors:

Lauren Cervantes was born and raised in the Midwest but calls Florida her second home. She joined News 6 in August 2019 as a reporter.

Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.