Florida National Guard working at CenturyLink Sports Complex coronavirus testing site on May 5, 2020. (WINK News)

If you want to get tested for COVID-19 at CenturyLink Sports Complex, here’s what you need to know

The COVID-19 test site at CenturyLink Sports Complex in south Fort Myers has opened for a third day. If you feel like you need to be tested, here’s what you should know before heading out.

This test site is for COVID-19 virus; it is not a testing site for antibodies. This site is for those who want to know if they currently have COVID-19.

  • Testing for ages 18 and up ONLY. For children under 18, contact your health care provider.
  • It is a two-hour wait from the gate. Wait times are significantly less by mid-morning. At noon Wednesday, the wait time was just 45 minutes.
  • You must bring a valid photo ID for everyone being tested.
  • Bring a face-covering/mask; you must cover your mouth for the nasal swab.
  • Stay in your vehicles at all times.
  • Keep your windows closed until given direction to open for the nasal swab.
  • Your vehicle must have working windows that can be lowered for testing; doors must stay closed at all times.
  • Make sure your vehicle has enough fuel to last the entire time and plan accordingly.
  • Bring your own water, snacks, and any medication that you will need, especially if you have any medical condition that requires you to eat.
  • The testing site opens at 9 a.m. sharp, please do not line up cars outside the gate.
  • Be patient, be kind: The people who choose to be tested are people who believe they might have the COVID virus, so keeping the workers safe is important.

The testing site at 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912, will remain open, seven days a week from 9 a.m. until gates close at 3 p.m., until further notice. The goal is to fill the needs of the community.

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