DOH Sarasota Set to Host Community COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing in Venice Next Week

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY MAY 22, 2020

DOH Sarasota is set to host two by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunities for Sarasota County residents next week. This community based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) or who works in a health care setting.

To date, DOH Sarasota has tested more than 2200 community members for COVID-19 during our community-based testing events.

To make an appointment, please call 941-861-2883, Tuesday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DOH Sarasota will be closed Monday in recognition of Memorial Day.

Callers will be screened using current CDC testing criteria. Appointments are limited however more testing opportunities may be scheduled in the future.

Additionally, while this is primarily a drive-thru site, DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups, and people on bicycles.

Venice: Wednesday, May 27, 8 am to noon - Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Avenue South on the island of Venice.

Venice: Thursday, May 28, 8 am to noon - Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Avenue South on the island of Venice.

All patients must have an appointment to be tested, please call 941-861-2883 to be evaluated and scheduled for an appointment.

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