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CHANGES TO COVID-19 TESTING IN CITRUS COUNTY

By Audrey Stasko, Public Information Officer

July 07, 2020

Starting Tuesday, July 14, the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) will no longer require appointments for its drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. in Citrus Springs. Please do not call the Citrus Springs Community Center for information.

Testing is offered weekdays at no cost to adults and children over 12, with or without symptoms; however, it will be limited to the first 150 individuals daily or until 10 a.m.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. followed by testing at 8 a.m. Please bring a photo ID and plan to stay in your vehicle the entire time. There are no bathrooms available on site.

DOH-Citrus’ viral tests check samples from your respiratory system with an oral swab to tell you if you currently have an infection. If you test positive, you will be contacted by DOH-Citrus and provided instructions.

Antibody tests are not available at DOH-Citrus at this time.

Test results are not immediate. It generally takes approximately 7 to 10 days to receive laboratory results. The health department will call you with your results regardless if the result is negative or positive. In the meantime, persons who were ill at the time they took the test should self-isolate until the diagnosis is known. All residents, including those who are asymptomatic, are reminded to wear face coverings while around other people in public.

There are also additional testing sites in Citrus County:

For more information about DOH-Citrus, visit www.CitrusCountyHealth.org or follow us on Twitter at @FLHealthCitrus.