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Okaloosa drive-thru testing schedule for Sept. 15-24

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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) and Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services (Okaloosa County EMS) are partnering to expand COVID-19 testing offered to community residents at no charge and are providing additional mobile testing in September.

Drive-Thru Testing Schedule*

Tuesday, September 15
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.**
Morgan Sports Center
4200 Indian Bayou Trail
Destin, FL

Thursday, September 17
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.**
Crestview Community Center
1446 Commerce Dr.
Crestview, FL

Tuesday, September 22
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.**
Northwest Florida State College
1170 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Thursday, September 24
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.**
Northwest Florida State College
100 E. College Blvd
Niceville, FL

*date is subject change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies.

**Limited to 450 tests. If 450 tests are reached prior to the scheduled end time, operations will close.

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No pre-screening or pre-registration required. Community residents with and without symptoms can be tested at no cost. There are no age limitations. Children must be cooperative and able to complete the test without restraint. Vehicles will not be able to line up early. Please do not arrive earlier than 9 a.m.

Everyone will be asked to provide their first and last name, address, gender, date of birth, race, ethnicity, address, county of Florida residency and a working phone number. Everyone should remain in the vehicle at all times. Try to limit those in vehicle to no more than five to be tested.

If you have symptoms of concern for COVID-19, after being tested, you should stay home and continue to monitor and record symptoms until you get your results. Results will be provided via telephone call regardless if positive or negative.

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COVID-19 testing is available at DOH-Okaloosa in Ft. Walton Beach and Crestview. Please call 850-344-0566 for an appointment. Appointments are available Monday – Friday.

Symptoms of a possible infection with COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell and sore throat. Rarely symptoms may include nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Antibody (serological) testing is not available at these test sites. The tests will identify the presence of the active virus. It does not identify the presence of antibodies which indicates that the person has been exposed to the virus and developed antibodies against it.

Visit HealthyOkaloosa.com COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for the most-up-to-date calendar or call our Public Information Line at 850-344-0566.

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More information on COVID-19

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. 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. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

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