Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
2:56 am EDT
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lake County launches COVID-19 locator of local testing sites

Lake County has implemented an online testing site locator tool to allow users to find COVID-19 testing sites in the area, according to a news release. Users can enter their address and quickly identify where the closest testing site is, the type of tests offered, the address of the location and the cost of the test.

A user can select a point on the map or enter an address in the search bar and the testing site locator  will create a radius around the given location based on the number of miles selected by the user.

The following COVID-19 testing options are also available for Lake County residents for the week of July 13:

  1. Adult Medicine of Lake County
    Testing is $20 each for COVID-19 swab tests and antibody tests for residents and non-residents. No symptoms are required, and no appointment necessary.

Lake Square Mall – COVID-19 and antibody test
10401-015 US Highway 441 South, Leesburg
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.

Nasal swab tests will be done on all test days, antibodies (blood test) will be done on Thursdays only.

2. Florida Department of Health in Lake County:
The hours of operation will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until test kits are available on a first-come, first serve basis for residents and non-residents, including children. Testing is free and no criteria is required. Due to the demand for testing, it is recommended that residents call the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (352) 742-4830, prior to arriving at either location. The hotline is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

South Lake High School (July 14 – Until further notice)
15600 Silver Eagle Rd, Groveland

Lake Sumter State College (July 13 – Until Further Notice)
9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg

  1. State Pop-up Testing Site
    The state supported walk-up site is offering free COVID-19 testing to individuals 18 and older. No symptoms are required, no appointment necessary.

Publix Super Market at Tavares Crossroads (parking lot),  2042 State Road 19, Tavares.  Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Home Depot (parking lot) – Beginning July 16
10825 U.S. Hwy 441, Leesburg. Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  1. Private Health Care Providers
    Private care providers may also offer testing.

Lake County officials say this information is subject to change and site closures may occur due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events. People may visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/COVID-19 for the latest testing information. To sign up for emergency mobile notifications regarding COVID-19, text COVIDUPDATE to 888777 and follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency. For the latest information, residents can call the Citizens Information Line at 352.253.999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

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