Gainesville Will Offer Free COVID-19 Testing on June 27

By Amanda Roland

The City of Gainesville, the Community Foundation of North Central Florida and the Walmart Foundation have teamed up to provide free COVID-19 drive-thru testing tomorrow, June 27, at Citizens Field in Gainesville.

“We are excited to partner with the city, Walmart, the Mobile Outreach Clinic and the county health department to coordinate this COVID-19 testing day,” said Barzella Papa, Community Foundation president and CEO, on the city’s website. “Testing, along with social distancing, becomes a weapon against the spread in our community.”

Citizens Field, located at (1000 NE Waldo Road), is where the drive-thru tests will be administered from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Testing will be available for adults and children 10 years or older who are accompanied by a parent, according to the City of Gainesville. Adults must show a community or government ID.

Free COVID-19 testing is also available by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays at the City’s Regional Transit System’s former headquarters. Call (352) 334-8810 to make an appointment.

“No doctor’s note is needed. Individuals will obtain a phone number to call for test results after 72 hours,” according to the city. “The Alachua County Department of Health will provide free coronavirus tests. The University of Florida College of Medicine Mobile Outreach Clinic will administer the tests on a first-come, first-served basis.”

by Amanda Roland


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