Testing Begins In Flagler County

First responders, healthcare personnel first to be tested

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Palm Coast, FL - Flagler is teaming up with a number of partners to officially begin the first round of COVID-19 testing in the county.

Those partners include Florida Department of Health-Flagler, AdventHealth, Flagler Volunteer Services, and Daytona State College.

Drive through testing begins by appointment tomorrow (April 14th), beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 1 p.m. at the Palm Coast campus of Daytona State College. Testing will continue on subsequent days until the tests are gone. Everything will kick off with first responders and healthcare officials being tested first.

“Even with the opening of this new testing site, the responders and healthcare workers will still need to meet certain criteria and bring their workplace identification,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “They don’t have to meet all of the criteria, but we want to ensure we are using the limited tests wisely.”

First responders and healthcare workers who have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, or who have a weakened immune system, can schedule an appointment by calling 386-313-4200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A release from Flagler says that the county intends on broadening the access to testing at this site based on initial demand and subsequent test kit availability.

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