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One Tallahassee COVID-19 Test Site Opens, Another Closes

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The Leon County Health Department will be testing residents at a senior living apartment complex for COVID-19. On the same day that begins, the drive-thru Northwood Centre test site will close.

The Leon County Health Department will be testing residents at Kenwood Place Apartments from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Friday. The testing is only for residents. About 100 so far are scheduled for appointments. In a written statement, the department says this is part of the first batch of mobile community test sites to reach underserved residents. It’s part of an effort to bring testing to vulnerable communities throughout the area.

More than 13,000 people in Leon County have been tested for COVID-19. About a third of them got tested at the drive-thru Northwood Centre test site, which is now slated to close May 29. It’s been in operation for more than two months now. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare released a statement saying the decision was partly based on the availability of additional sites as well as greater access to more personal protective equipment.