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Two additional walk-up COVID testing clinics to open in Sarasota County

Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 12:02 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM EDT
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UPDATED at 1:30 p.m. to include second new testing site.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Department of Health-Sarasota, along with local government, is opening two additional COVID-19 walk-up testing clinics in Sarasota County.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, walk-up testing sites at be be operating at Dallas White Park in North Port, and at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center in Sarasota.

Testing will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at both locations:

  • Robert L. Taylor Community Complex parking lot, 1845 34th Street, Sarasota.
  • Dallas White Park, 5900 Greenwood Ave, North Port.

The Robert L. Taylor site will also be open Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No appointment is necessary and anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms. Photo identification will be required. Spanish-speaking technicians will be on site.

PCR and antigen (rapid) testing will be offered, with PCR results provided in 24 hours and rapid testing results in 30 minutes.

The site will be operated by Sarasota-based Lab Services, in partnership with the Department of Health-Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is still available at the former Sarasota Kennel Club, at 5400 Old Bradenton Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. An appointment is not required.

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