Testing will be available to anyone of any age, with or without COVID-19 symptoms, or who believes they may have been in contact with someone who tested positive.
Miami-Dade County’s first walk-up COVID-19 testing location has opened in North Miami at Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 14500 NE 11th Ave. The site will be open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will test 150 people each day. The location is walk-up only, making it easier for those who don’t have a car to get tested.
Testing will be available to anyone of any age, with or without COVID-19 symptoms, or who believes they may have been in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, officials said. They must show some form of identification proving they reside in Miami-Dade County, such as a valid Driver’s License.
Appointments are required and people looking can schedule an appointment up to three days in advance. The number to call is 305-499-8767.
The Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Health partnered with the county for the site. At the inauguration Florida State Rep. Dotie Joseph said that the walk-up location is not solely a Haitian-American site, but is “geared toward focusing on and making sure that we know that the Haitian community is acknowledged and is being addressed.” And Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez added that the county will be adding more walk-up sites at other locations for residents who do not have cars.
“I look forward to more and more testing being available, more and more antibody testing being available,” said Gimenez. “I think it’s going to be the key to really opening up the economy.”
For a full list of testing locations in South Florida, click here.
For questions or concerns about COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, call the Florida Department of Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121.
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