COVID-19 testing ends at Regency site

As Florida approaches nearly 10 million people vaccinated, testing being transitioned to locally-led effort

Regency Square COVID testing site closes
Regency Square COVID testing site closes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sunday was the last day that COVID-19 testing was offered at the state-run Regency Square Mall site, the Florida Department of Health in Duval County said.

The end of testing at the site comes as nearly 10 million people in Florida have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and testing transitions to a locally-led effort with county health departments, pharmacies, primary care providers and local governments, according to the state Department of Health

Here’s a list of other places you can go to get tested within 10 miles of Regency Square Mall:

Some people getting tested at the Regency site on Sunday had mixed thoughts on testing ending at the site.

“Walgreens is little. It’s not big. You have Publix, but they have their own daily business. They should just leave this here,” said Fredrick Okolie.

Don Andersen said: “Fine with me as long as everything can be done in an orderly manner and an expedited manner.”

While testing was available at the Regency site for the last time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will still be offered at the site.

New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, with hospitalizations and deaths also dropping this week. As the seven-day average for new cases dropped below 30,000 per day this week, Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pointed out cases have not been this low since June 18, 2020.

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