COVID-19 walk-up and rapid-result testing start at CenturyLink site

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Shorter lines for coronavirus testing at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. (WINK News)

The Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 Testing Site at CenturyLink Sports Complex will change from a drive-through to a walk-up site and will begin offering rapid-results antigen tests effective Saturday, Oct. 24.

There are no out-of-pocket costs to you and it’s available for all ages. A government-issued ID is required for testing. Pre-registration is recommended, and you can do that by following this link.

The state began operating its site at CenturyLink last spring for drive-through testing. Beginning Saturday, individuals getting a test will park in a designated area and walk to testing stations set up on the property.

Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. The primary test provided will now be the BinaxNOW rapid test. PCR tests still are available in certain scenarios and upon request. Antibody testing will no longer be offered.

Test results will be ready within one hour via text or email after the test is complete. You are allowed to leave after your test.

Testing is available daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this site, located at 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in south Fort Myers.

MORE: Visit the county website for further details on testing.

*Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated CenturyLink Sports Complex is within Fort Myers city limits. The site is in unincorporated Lee County.

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