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COVID-19 testing
OPEN WIDE — A Florida National Guard medic swabs a staff member at a Miami nursing home as part of a COVID-19 test. PHOTO COURTESY FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD

Need a COVID-19 test but can’t manage to get an appointment at a pharmacy? Two new testing sites in Deltona and Daytona Beach are looking to make it easier. 

Beginning at noon Wednesday, Sept. 8, COVID-19 tests will be available until 7 p.m. at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd. in Deltona. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 9, the testing site will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. This walk-up site will accommodate 1,000 tests each day, Volusia County spokeswoman Kate Sark said.

PCR and rapid antigen tests will be available at the site. Expect results for PCR tests 24-48 hours after testing, Sark said, and 20-40 minutes after taking the rapid antigen test. 

The Deltona testing site is a partnership between Volusia County, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and health care company Nomi Health. 

Walk-up testing is available, but, Sark said, appointments are recommended. To make an appointment, visit the Nomi Health website, HERE.

Live closer to the east side? Another testing site opened today, Sept. 3, at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. in Daytona Beach. This site is a partnership between Volusia County, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and health care company Curative. 

PCR tests will be available at this site, and results can be expected within 48 hours of testing.

The Daytona Beach COVID-19 testing site will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This site, Sark said, will accommodate 600 tests each day.

Walk-up testing will be available, she said, but appointments are recommended. Appointments can be made online, HERE, or by calling 888-702-9042.

Testing at both sites is free to all, regardless of health insurance.

Both sites will operate, Sark said, “as long as demand warrants.”

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