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FAMU COVID-19 Testing Site Increases Patient Capacity

Three people stand in front of a tent. On the tent is a banner that reads, "COVID-19 Test Site."
Florida A&M University
(From left) Bond CEO Dr. Temple Robinson, FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and Cynthia Harris, Ph.D., director of the FAMU Institute of Public Health, at the opening of the COVID-19 testing site.

The COVID-19 testing site at Florida A & M University will be increasing its testing capacity from 200 to 300 tests a day. These tests take place in the parking lot of Bragg Memorial Stadium. Appointments will also be extended to 3 p.m. daily.

In a statement, FAMU says the expansion is due to high demand. The site has been reaching max capacity as early as 2 p.m. Workers will continue to test people until at least May 8.

To set an appointment, residents can call the Leon County Health Department at 850-404-6399. Alternatively, people can also walk up to the site. Testing is free.

The FAMU site is one of several in minority communities across the state.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.