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UF Health begins 2nd round of Jacksonville COVID-19 testing

Testing will run from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at senior living apartments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – UF Health will begin its second round of coronavirus testing Thursday targeting public housing projects in Jacksonville.

A team will be at the Twin Towers Senior Living Apartments at 617 West 44th St.

That location is a change from the originally planned location in Brentwood.

The testing, which includes door-to-door testing and walk-ups, is free but limited. It’s meant for the communities surrounding the testing sites.

The testing times are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The focus will be on people 65 and older and people who have a UF Health physician. But others can also be tested depending on supplies.

Appointments are not required but are encouraged. Call 904-244-4420 to schedule an appointment.

UF Health was at the Emmett Reed Community Center last week and will be at the Brentwood Clinic on Village Center Drive next week.

The overall goal is to get a broader cross-section of people tested, including those who are not showing symptoms, to get an idea of how many cases of COVID-19 are being underreported in the area.

Similar testing is being done throughout the state.


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