COVID-19 testing available in Fernandina Beach

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Fernandina Beach will have 100 COVID-19 tests available Thursday morning at the local middle school.

The testing is open to anyone but you’re asked to bring an ID.

The drive-up testing is available first come, first serve from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fernandina Beach Middle School. The testing is in the bus loop at 315 Citrona Dr.

Antibody testing isn’t available at this time. The site will collect nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs.

In the event of rain, the status of the event will be announced via the @NassauEM Facebook page at least 30 minutes prior to the start, or participants can call the Florida Department of Health-Nassau at 904-875-6100 to verify.

Masks are mandated in the city of Fernandina Beach.

The rules applies to anyone over age 6, any one in a public indoor space and cannot social distance. Those who have a disability and cannot wear one are exempt. The rule will expire by the end of the month, unless it’s extended. Those who don’t follow it could face a fine and time in jail.

Nassau County’s latest numbers show 375 total cases, that’s an increase of 29 cases since Tuesday.

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