Do I need an appointment to get a covid-19 test?

 

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will offer COVID-19 testing beginning Friday, Aug. 14, at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is recommended to save time. There will be no testing on Wednesdays.

The drive-up site will provide both viral and antibody testing. Viral testing uses a self-administered nasal swab test that allows you to swab your own nose while in your vehicle, supervised by trained medical professionals. No symptoms are required to receive a viral test. Test results are expected in two to five days. Testing is free and available for individuals five years of age and older. Adults 18 years and older are required to provide a picture identification. Child consent forms are required to be filled out for those between five years old and 17 years old. Antibody testing requires a blood draw. Test results are available in 30 minutes. Testing is free and available for individuals 18 years of age and older with photo ID. Only 200 antibody tests are available each day.

Appointments for viral testing are recommended and can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com/. Individuals must print and bring their test voucher and a picture ID with them on the day of their test. Individuals who do not make an appointment in advance can register on site via their own personal smart device. Public access computers are available free of charge at Volusia County public libraries for cardholders.

CVS Health is offering self-swab tests to individuals meeting CDC criteria. Testing must be scheduled online, and will take place through the pharmacy drive-thru window at CVS, 2187 Howland Blvd