DOH Sarasota Returns to Heron Creek Middle School Wednesday and Thursday
Sarasota – DOH Sarasota has scheduled two by appointment only COVID-19 testing dates in South Sarasota County at Heron Creek Middle School July 8 and 9.
DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available per day, appointments are required as demand for testing is high.
DOH Sarasota is prioritizing COVID-19 testing for anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) or who works in a health care setting, however, additional slots are available for those without current symptoms seeking a test.
To date, DOH Sarasota has tested more than 3400 community members for COVID-19 during our community-based testing events.
To be evaluated and to make an appointment, please call 941-861-2883, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DOH Sarasota is closed for Independence Day, we will re-open Monday at 8 a.m.
While these are primarily drive-thru sites, DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups, and people on bicycles.
Wednesday, July 8, 8 a.m. to Noon – Heron Creek Middle School 6501 W. Price Boulevard, North Port.Thursday, July 9, 8 a.m. to Noon – Heron Creek Middle School 6501 W. Price Boulevard, North Port.
The Florida Department of Health continues to see new positive cases across the State, please visit www.flhealth.gov/covid-19 for the most current case count and county specific data.
The Florida Department of Health issued an additional Public Health Advisory June 20 in response to COVID-19, providing recommendations to protect Floridians and visitors from this virus. Please click hereto see the full advisory and recommendations.
DOH Sarasota recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
The following state-run COVID-19 testing sites have been established for anyone regardless of symptoms, with no appointment necessary. All are closed for Independence Day, but will re-open tomorrow July 5:
- Robert L. Taylor Community Center Walk-up testing site, located at 1845 34th St. Sarasota, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, or until capacity is reached.
- The Mall at University Town Center Drive-thru testing site, located at 299 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, or until capacity is reached.
- Publix at Port Charlotte Crossing, located at 4265 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,or until capacity is reached.
The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that the elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Stay home except to get medical care: You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. ###
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