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.
Face Masks Required In Tampa Effective Friday, June 19 At 5pmChildren under 2 will be exempt. The city will provide masks to whoever needs one. The order will be enforced in the last resort with a civil citation.
Hillsborough COVID-19 Cases Spiking, Officials Urge Free TestingJon-Paul Lavandeira: 'Were still fighting this beast so just stay on your Ps and Qs. There’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t take advantage of this and just know for sure."
Hillsborough Cty Opens New COVID-19 Testing Site, Night And Weekend HoursHillsborough County and health care partners opened an additional free testing site in Brandon with weekend and evening hours.
Hillsborough County Health Dept: Approx. 20% Of COVID-19 Cases Associated With Long-Term Care FacilitiesOne of the higher points is a benchmark was reached in testing as nearly 2.5% of the population has been tested, up from 2%.
Florida Expanding COVID-19 Antibody TestingFirst Responders and Healthcare Workers will be the first to receive these tests, however, as they cycle through the current 200,000 tests, they will expand to residents.
Hillsborough Co. Will Not Reopen Until Testing ExpandsNew COVID-19 cases have slowed but testing remains flat as well.
Hillsborough Reopens Appointment-Only COVID-19 Testing At Raymond James StadiumHillsborough County has received more COVID-19 testing supplies. Supplies are projected to last through Friday, April 3, 2020.