New COVID-19 testing site opens at The Mahaffey Theater

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A COVID-19 testing center has opened at The Mahaffey Theater (400 1st Street South). All tests are free and available on a first come, first serve basis.

This is a drive thru only testing site, with a limit of 4 people per vehicle. The facility is open from Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm.

In late June, a drive-thru testing site opened at Tropicana Field, and demand was huge. On opening day the site ran out of tests in just a few hours. This new testing site at The Mahaffey will hopefully ease that burden and allow more residents to get tested in a timely and safe fashion.

Testing is also available at Johnnie Ruth Clarke (1344 22nd St S) Monday through Friday from 7am-noon.

The Johnnie Ruth Clarke facility accepts drive-ups and walk-ins, but they highly recommend scheduling an appointment by calling 727-824-8181 and selecting option 0, or requesting an appointment online here.

More details about testing in Pinellas County can be found here.


Written by Andrew Harlan

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