Testing Criteria Expanded Again At TIAA Bank Field COVID-19 Site

Mar 29, 2020

Between the federally run and city-run drive-through testing sites in Jacksonville, more than 3,200 people have been tested for coronavirus so far.

That number is expected to rise Monday, as another testing prerequisite has been lifted at the TIAA Bank Field site. As of Saturday, anyone who has a cough or shortness of breath is eligible  — even if they don’t have a fever.

The site is also still open to first responders and health care workers who have contact with coronavirus patients.

The Lot J testing site opens at 9 a.m. — and with the expanded criteria, Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted on Sunday that officials expect to meet the daily threshold of 250 tests by mid-afternoon Monday.

Tests are also available by appointment at the Prime Osborn Convention Center for those who use the Telescope Health app to get pre-screened and at St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, for those with a doctor’s order.

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Contact Jessica Palombo at jpalombo@wjct.org.