If you want to get tested for COVID-19 at CenturyLink Sports Complex, here’s what you need to know

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Florida National Guard working at CenturyLink Sports Complex coronavirus testing site on May 5, 2020. (WINK News)

The CenturyLink Sports Complex in south Fort Myers is open for COVID-19 and antibody testing.

Here’s what you need to know before you go:

  • Testing for ages 18 and up ONLY. For children under 18, contact your health care provider. COVID-19 test results can take anywhere from 2 to 5 days. Antibody test results can be available on the same day.
  • The site has 200 antibody tests each day.
  • Wait times are significantly less by mid-morning.
  • You must bring a valid photo ID for everyone being tested.
  • Bring a face-covering/mask; you must cover your mouth for the nasal swab.
  • Stay in your vehicles at all times.
  • Keep your windows closed until given direction to open for the nasal swab.
  • Your vehicle must have working windows that can be lowered for testing; doors must stay closed at all times.
  • Make sure your vehicle has enough fuel to last the entire time and plan accordingly.
  • Bring your own water, snacks, and any medication that you will need, especially if you have any medical condition that requires you to eat.
  • The testing site opens at 9 a.m. sharp, please do not line up cars outside the gate. The site is open as long as weather permits.
  • Be patient, be kind: The people who choose to be tested are people who believe they might have the COVID virus, so keeping the workers safe is important.

The CenturyLink Sports Complex site, 14100 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., is open every day at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. – or earlier if they run out of tests. The site may also close for weather-related reasons.

For additional Lee County updates, visit www.leegov.com/covid-19.

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