COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open Monday, May 4, 2020
(UPDATE) COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open Monday, May 4, 2020
Posted on 05/06/2020
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Update: COVID-19 Test Site at CenturyLink Stadium (home of the Minnesota Twins)

Fort Myers, FL, May 6, 2020 – The COVID-19 test site has opened for the third day. This test site is for COVID-19 virus; it is not a testing site for antibodies. This site is for those who want to know if they currently have COVID-19. Here is what you need to know before coming to the testing site:



· Testing for ages 18 and up ONLY. For children under 18, contact your healthcare provider.

· It is a two hour wait from the gate. Wait times are significantly less by mid-morning. At noon today, wait time was just 45 minutes.

· You must bring a valid photo ID for everyone being tested.

· Bring a face covering/mask; you must cover your mouth for the nasal swab.

· Stay in your vehicles at all times.

· Keep your windows closed until given direction to open for the nasal swab.

· Your vehicle must have working windows that can be lowered for testing; doors must stay closed at all times.

· Make sure your vehicle has enough fuel to last the entire time and plan accordingly.

· Bring your own water, snacks and any medication that you will need, especially if you have any medical condition that requires you to eat.

· Testing site opens at 9 a.m. sharp, please do not line up cars outside the gate.

· Be patient, be kind: The people who choose to be tested are people who believe they might have the COVID virus, so keeping the workers safe is important.

The testing site will remain open, seven days a week from 9 a.m. until gates close at 3 p.m., until further notice. The goal is to fill the needs of the community.

For additional Lee County updates, visit www.leegov.com/covid-19.


A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site will open at 9 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2020, at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. This site was created through a partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Health, the Florida National Guard, Lee County, and Collier County. This site will support testing for residents in the area, including Lee County and Collier County residents.

Testing will be available for individuals over the age of 18 regardless of symptoms. The test site is drive-thru only. Individuals being tested will not be permitted to exit their vehicle.

WHERE: CenturyLink Sports Complex

14100 Ben C. Pratt/ Six-Mile Cypress Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33912

WHAT: COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

WHEN: Monday, May 4, 2020


Lehigh Acres News Alert

Lehigh Acres, FL – May 3, 2020 - A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open Monday, May 4, 2020, in the parking of the Walmart store located at 2523 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL. The site is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials and will test those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders. Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.

“Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing in Lehigh Acres during this unprecedented time,” said Michelle Belaire, Walmart Public Affairs Senior Director for Florida. “We are grateful to our associates who keep our stores running, our pharmacists who support these testing sites, and to Quest Diagnostics and local officials as we work together to open the site and help our community.”

Details regarding the testing sites:

  • The site is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., weather permitting, and will test those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders.
  • The testing site will require an appointment through Quest’s MyQuestTM online portal and app, www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com, which will screen and schedule appointments for those individuals that meet medical eligibility for the testing sites.
  • Once on site, those being tested will need to stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up. 
  • The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.
  • Quest Diagnostics will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable departments of health.
  • Any questions regarding testing and appointments, please call Quest’s dedicated COVID-19 line at 866-448-7719, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
  • The site will be staffed by volunteers, including Walmart health care professionals and Quest employees. 
  • While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.

For everyone’s safety and for the privacy of those being tested, media should not attempt to enter the testing site.

For media questions, please contact:

Walmart Media Relations

1-800-331-0085

news.walmart.com/reporter

 

 

Alerta de noticias de Lehigh Acres

Lehigh Acres, FL - 3 de mayo de 2020 - El lunes 4 de mayo de 2020 se abrirá un local de pruebas COVID-19 por servicarro (“drive-thru”) en el estacionamiento de la tienda Walmart ubicada en 2523 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL. El local cuenta con el respaldo de Walmart, Quest Diagnostics y funcionarios estatales y locales, y se hará la prueba a las personas que exhiben síntomas de COVID-19 y a todos los proveedores de atención médica y socorristas. Tenga en cuenta que las pruebas no están disponibles adentro de las tiendas Walmart.

“Walmart es parte de la comunidad y estamos orgullosos de ayudar a apoyar la expansión de las pruebas COVID-19 en Lehigh Acres en estos momentos sin precedentes”, dijo Michelle Belaire, directora sénior de Asuntos Públicos de Walmart para Florida. “Agradecemos a nuestros asociados que mantienen nuestras tiendas en funcionamiento, a nuestros farmacéuticos que apoyan estos locales de prueba, así como a Quest Diagnostics y a los funcionarios locales mientras trabajamos juntos para abrir el local y ayudar a nuestra comunidad”.

Detalles sobre los locales de prueba:

  • El local estará abierto de lunes a viernes de 7 a.m. a 10 a.m., si el clima lo permite, y se hará la prueba a las personas que exhiben síntomas de COVID-19 y a todos los proveedores de atención médica y socorristas.
  • El local de pruebas requerirá una cita a través del portal en línea y aplicación MyQuestTM de Quest, www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com, que preseleccionará y programará las citas para aquellas personas que cumplan los requisitos de elegibilidad para ser atendidos en los locales de pruebas.
  • Cuando estén en el local, las personas que van a hacerse la prueba deberán permanecer en sus autos mientras se verifican los criterios de elegibilidad y su identificación, y para autoadministrarse la prueba. Para la seguridad de todos los que están en el local, no se podrá atender a las personas que lleguen caminando. 
  • En el local se utilizará una prueba de hisopo nasal autoadministrada para que aquellos que se estén haciendo la prueba puedan frotar su propia nariz dentro de sus vehículos, mientras los observa un voluntario médico capacitado a fin de garantizar que la muestra se tome correctamente, y luego coloquen la muestra sellada en un recipiente al salir del local de servicarro.
  • Quest Diagnostics se encargará de procesar las muestras de prueba y comunicar los resultados a las personas que se hicieron la prueba y a los departamentos de salud aplicables.
  • Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de las pruebas o las citas, llame a la línea dedicada a COVID-19 de Quest en el 866-448-7719 de lunes a viernes, de 7 a. m. a 7 p. m. Hora del Este.
  • El personal en el local de prueba estará conformado por voluntarios, incluidos profesionales de atención médica de Walmart y empleados de Quest. 
  • Mientras las personas que se hicieron la prueba estén esperando sus resultados, deben seguir las guías de los CDC y tomar medidas para ayudar a evitar que el virus se transmita a las personas en su hogar y comunidad.

Para la seguridad de todos y para la privacidad de quienes se estén haciendo la prueba, los medios de prensa no deberán tratar de ingresar al local de pruebas.

Para preguntas de los medios de prensa, comuníquese con:

Relaciones con la prensa de Walmart

1-800-331-0085

news.walmart.com/reporter