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South County Park COVID-19 Testing September 11, 2020

By Meranda Pitt

September 04, 2020

Port Charlotte, Fla. – In order to meet the demands of the community and serve as an additional resource to our schools and our community, a COVID-19 test site will be open at South County Park Friday, September 11, 2020. This community based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is five (5) years old and up regardless of symptoms. This site is a curbside/park & test site.

LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE ORIGINAL PUBLICATION OF THIS ARTICLE. 

For the most recent test site information, go to the following sites:  
http://charlotte.floridahealth.gov/events/2020/09/CharlotteCOVID-19TestSites.html

https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/

www.coadfl.org

Should I be tested for COVID-19? Before you decide to make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19, please consider the following:

  • Are you ill, or caring for someone who is ill?
    • In the two weeks before you felt sick, did you:
    • Have contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • Do you have any of the following?
    • Fever or feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
    • Cough            
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches or body aches
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • Change in smell or taste
  • In the last two weeks have you spent time (visited, worked or volunteered) in a hospital, emergency room, clinic, medical office, long-term care facility or nursing home, ambulance service, first responder services, any health care setting or taken care of patients or someone who has been sick?
  • Do you have any of the following conditions?
    • Chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, or smoking
    • Serious heart conditions
    • Weakened immune system (cancer treatment, prolonged use of steroids,  transplant or HIV/AIDS)
    • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index [BMI] greater than or equal to 40)
    • Underlying conditions (diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease)

 

Please stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you have been tested for COVID-19, please stay at home until you receive your test results.
  • Follow social distancing, even when you are at work and home (especially if someone in your home is sick)
  • Stay at home if you are sick, or if you have been around someone who has been sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes; cough or sneeze into a tissue NOT in your hands!
  • Cover your face with a cloth face covering when you are in public or around others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Avoid travel to higher risk areas (areas known to have high numbers of cases)

 

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. There is also a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida with active cases and number of deaths in each facility.

The surveillance data, long term care data and information on a case-by-case basis can be found at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/#latest-stats

For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website, this website is also available in Spanish and Creole.

 The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVID-19@flhealth.gov

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