2 COVID-19 testing sites to close in Tampa as cases drop: city

TAMPA, FL – With the number of new COVID-19 cases declining, the City of Tampa has announced that it will be closing two coronavirus testing sites.

In Hillsborough County, 8,590 new cases and a positivity rate of 19.4% of new cases were reported between January 28 and February 3, according to the Florida Department of Health’s weekly COVID-19 situation report. .

“With the continued decline in case rates and the increased capacity of private pharmacies, health care providers and home testing kits available to now meet the demand for COVID-19 testing, the City of Tampa will be closing our sites. of Al Lopez and Al Barnes COVID-19 testing,” the city said in a statement.

The Al Lopez Park testing site will permanently close at 7 p.m. Saturday, while the Al Barnes Park testing site will close on February 26.

Testing is still available at the following sites operated by Hillsborough County:

  • West Tampa Community Resource Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa. Offers indoor walk-in testing daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Progress Village Park, 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa. Offers indoor walk-in testing daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Hillsborough Community College in Brandon, 10451 Nancy Watkins Drive, Tampa. Offers drive-thru testing daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Adventure Island, 10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa. Offers drive-thru testing daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tests may also be performed at certain pharmacies and medical facilities, including: