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Jacksonville, DOH Plan 5 New COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Marta Lavandier
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Florida resident gets a COVID-19 test on July 15, 2021.

The city of Jacksonville announced legislation that would fund three new COVID testing sites across the city, with two additional new sites to be operated by the Department of Health in Duval County. 

The sites will be operated using $4 million in federal relief funds. 

"As we continue to respond to COVID-19 in Jacksonville, it is important that citizens throughout our community have access to testing,” said City Council President Sam Newby. “I am grateful to Mayor Curry and his administration for their leadership in making this testing available and accessible to everyone in Jacksonville,” he said in an email to WJCT News. 

The city-funded locations are proposed for: 

  • Lane Wiley Senior Center- 6710 Wiley Rd. – 32210
  • Clanzel T. Brown Community Center - 4545 Moncrief Rd. – 32209
  • Beaches Location (former Kmart shopping center) - 540 Atlantic Blvd. – 32266

“Access to testing is an important part of our continued COVID-19 response efforts. Accurate and timely testing empowers citizens to make better decisions to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbors. I am grateful to members of my team and our partners at Agape Family Health and Telescope Health for making these testing sites possible,” said Mayor Lenny Curry.

The Department of Health testing sites are planned for these community centers: 

  • Emmett Reed Community Center - 1093 W. 6th St. – 32209
  • Cuba Hunter Community Center - 4380 Bedford Rd. – 32207

 Tristan Wood can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter at @TristanDWood.