Sarasota COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing May 12 to 14

May 8, 2020  —  The Department of Health (DOH) Sarasota will host three by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites throughout Sarasota County next week. This testing is for anyone 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 make an appointment,  call 941-861-2883, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers will be screened using current CDC testing criteria.

Additionally, while these are primarily drive-thru sites, DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups, and people on bicycles.

  • North Sarasota: Tuesday, May 12, 8 a.m. to noon – R.L. Taylor Community Center, 1845 34th Street, Sarasota
  • South County: Wednesday, May 13, 8 a.m. to noon – Heron Creek Middle School, 6501 W. Price Blvd, North Port
  • Mid-County: Thursday, May 14, 8 a.m. to noon – Laurel Civic Association, 509 Collins Road, Laurel

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected, you should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.  Read full DOH posting