Immokalee COVID-19 testing site opens for community residents

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Walk up COVID-19 testing site in Immokalee. (Credit: WINK News)

Southwest Florida now has more options for community members to get tested for the coronavirus. There is now a walk-up testing site in Collier County. And, unlike many other sites, this location doesn’t require local residents to have a doctor’s note.

A walk-thru COVID-19 testing site opened Sunday for Immokalee residents. And the line was steady all through the afternoon with people there for testing.

“Opening this site is just another layer of testing we can offer the community,” said Kristine Hollingsworth, Florida Department of Health in Collier County.

Free tests are available without an appointment. You don’t need a car, just your name, number and address, but you must be an Immokalee resident to get one.

“We understand the unique needs,” Hollingsworth said. “We understand there may be transportation issues, and this is why having a walk-up site, where people don’t have to worry about driving a car or taking a bus, we can bring this site to them.”

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