Fort Lauderdale, Florida – A new rapid covid-19 testing site has been added in Fort Lauderdale. This covid-19 testing location now offers same day results for residents of Fort Lauderdale.
Coronavirus tests using an antigen test rather than the days of waits that are the norm with the usual Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.
Located at U.S. 1 and N.E. 8 Street (just south of Sunrise Boulevard), the testing is available to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms regardless of age, but the testing site stresses that you must have symptoms.
“The test results will be sent to the person within two hours and most likely the results will be known in 20 minutes. It can take several days with the swab tests we have been offering so far. We are anticipating that there will be more than 1,000 antigen test will be available each day at the park,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis.
The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
However, because of the impending Tropical Storm headed to South Florida, that site will close on Friday at 3 p.m.Appointments and photo ID are required.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.tourhealth.com and use the Gov2Go app or Gov2Go web platform.