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Federal Drive-Thru COVID-19 Site to Expand Testing Criteria

Published Monday, March 23, 2020

 

The federally-sponsored drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at TIAA Bank Field in parking lot J will expand testing criteria, effective immediately. All ages will now be accepted, although patients must still meet certain guidelines.

 

These include:

 

  • On-site temperature of 99.6 or higher
  • Patient MUST ALSO have respiratory symptoms
  • First responders and healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients will also be tested, regardless of symptoms. Please bring work ID.

 

This site will operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for as long as supplies last. While a doctor’s order and appointment are not required at this location, clients will be evaluated by a medical professional on site. Patients who do not meet the criteria will not receive a test and will be sent home.

 

Those attempting to be tested should:

  • Bring their own pen
  • Photo Identification
  • Refrain from taking any fever-reducing medicine four to six hours before testing
  • Remain inside of vehicle at all times

 

A maximum of four people per car will be screened and tested; each person must be sitting at a functioning window. Additional passengers will be asked to move to the back of the line or return the following day.

 

As long lines are expected, please follow the directions of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office traffic officers.

 

  • Drivers coming from the West side of town should use Bay Street.
  • Drivers coming from the East side should use Gator Bowl Boulevard.

 

Public restrooms will not be available. American Sign Language and Spanish-language interpreters will be on-site to assist.

 

MEDIA STAGING:

  • The media staging area is located in Lot P South. Please remain in this area at all times. Drones are not permitted at any time.
  • Do not air video of patients’ faces or any identifying information. License tags, unique vehicles, etc.

 

CONTACT:

Nikki Kimbleton

media@coj.net