Mobile coronavirus testing sites open in Cape Coral, by appointment only

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
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Monday morning, new testing sites for COVID-19 will open in Cape Coral at the Cape Coral Sports Complex off of Trafalgar Parkway near Pine Island Road.

Once patients arrive at the testing site you drive up to the tent where staff in full protective gear will provide the testing.

They will take your information, swab your nose, and then send it off for testing.

The latest testing for Lee County shows they have 748 specimens out for testing and right now they have 6 COVID-19 patients isolated in their hospitals.

Since March 6 Lee Health has reported 11 presumptive positive cases. 66 Lee Health employees are quarantined at home—however, none have tested positive for coronavirus.

“Right now it’s just at a limited number that they’re having come through,” said Alvin Henderson, Emergency Management Division Manager for the Cape Coral Fire Department. “The first thing is to make sure they have a scheduled appointment, that’s very important for people to understand.
Henderson added that they “know that this can be very stressful not only to the community as a whole but also to our first responders. We want them to go home safely to their families.”

Remember, not just anyone can show up to testing sites and get tested—you must have a test ordered by your physician and then you can make an appointment with Lee Health.

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