Biden Administration Makes Eight More Free COVID Tests Available For US HouseholdsThe Biden Administration is opening back up CovidTest.gov for a third round of US household orders while reiterating its calls on Congress to act on additional Covid response funding.
Health Officials Warn of Increase in Covid-19 ScamsAs the demand for testing increases in 2022, so does the risk for potential scams. The Florida Department of Health is warning residents about potential Covid-19 scams hitting the bay area.
Tampa Bay Health Officials Clarify Questions on TestingAmid another surge in coronavirus cases, Tampa Bay health officials are getting ahead of unanswered questions by breaking down the differences between PCR and rapid tests and what to consider before taking one.
Hillsborough County Sees High COVID-19 Testing Demand At New Testing SiteOn Monday, the county opened up a third testing site at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon location, only for it to be closed early because so many people were showing up!
Tampa Bay Residents Waiting Up To Four Hours For COVID-19 TestThe Tampa Bay Area is seeing a surge in demand for COVID-19 tests following the holidays, and as a result, residents are having to wait up to four hours in line to get tested.
Tampa Bay COVID-19 Testing Demand Increases, Lines Wrap Around BuildingsLocal testing sites are seeing long lines and long wait times...and local pharmacies are also booked for days in advance.
Behind The Scenes: The Covid-19 ClinicAs more Covid-19 testing sites begin opening back up across Tampa Bay, additional help is needed on the frontlines. But what does that hard work actually entail? We got an inside scoop.
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Closing In Pasco CountyThe Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is closing the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Gulf View Square Mall.
TPA Announces First U.S. Airport COVID Testing Site For PassengersTampa International Airport, in partnership with BayCare Health System, announced the launch of the country's first airport testing pilot that will offer two types of FDA-approved COVID-19 tests for all departing and arriving passengers.
Florida Woman Claims 5 Friends Tested Positive For COVID-19, Didn't Take Test“I had five friends go, sign up, wait in line for an hour in the heat, didn’t get in to be tested but all got calls two days later that they tested positive. They were never tested!
COVID-19 Mega Testing Site Opens Near Atlanta AirportA COVID-19 mega-testing site is now open on Sullivan Road near the Atlanta airport, and officials said it has the capacity to test 5,000 people.
Pasco County Moves COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site From Baycare To Gulfview Square MallThe Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco) and BayCare Health System have relocated their COVID-19 drive-thru testing site from Gulf High School to the old Sears Auto Center at the Gulfview Square Mall located at 9409 US Highway 19 in Port Richey.
President Trump Visits South Florida, Discusses COVID-19, Schools And VenezuelaSkylar Henry reports from the White House that President Trump briefly addressed the coronavirus pandemic during a visit to U.S. Southern Command. President Trump confirms, "...before it hit, we were doing really well, and we're still doing very well but now we're getting back on track."
COVID-19 And How Some States Are Reacting To The Surge In CasesIn Florida, the mask issue has tempers flaring. A man yelled at an elderly woman at a Costco after she asked him to follow the store rules and put on a mask. CBS News reports, the man has been fired from his job at an insurance agency.
Tropicana Field COVID-19 Testing Site At Capacity, Again Turns Away ResidentsHealth officials say 357 people were tested before they made the announcement to shut the site down. Testing materials had run out.