Growing concerns over COVID-19 pop-up testing sites

Sandy Keyamo, a concerned Kissimmee resident, says she wasn’t sure which COVID-19 testing site she went to. She was told she, her husband and their children would have their results in 48 to 72 hours, but after almost a week and a half she gave up. “I gave up. Honestly, I gave up. I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll never get the results, maybe I’ll never know who has my information,'” she said. said. She finally got her results, along with a number of other confusing messages. WESH reviewed the site she visited. They report backlogs and delays. Florida Department of Health officials in Osceola County say this could be a legit place.” In some cases, just because people haven’t received their results yet doesn’t mean the site is necessarily fraudulent…We ask residents of the Central Florida to rely on reliable sources of information regarding COVID-19 testing. , vaccinations and monoclonal antibody therapy,” said Jeremy Lanier of the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County. Meanwhile, two other pop-up testing sites that were in that Ventura Downs parking lot have closed. They were reportedly managed by the Center for COVID Control, which is under investigation. Several state agencies, as well as a federal agency, are studying the Center for COVID Control, which pointed out that they only “paused” operations to train staff. “Ask the right questions, and those questions include, but are not limited to, ‘What is the testing process?’ ‘How are the results reported?’ “Which lab are you associated with? ‘Which supplier are you associated with?’ These are very important questions to ask,” Lanier said. “Do your research beforehand and ask questions before you think you’ll be fine,” Keyamo said. The health department has a list of approved testing sites online. You can find it here.

Sandy Keyamo, a concerned Kissimmee resident, says she wasn’t sure which COVID-19 testing site she went to.

She was told she, her husband and their children would have their results in 48 to 72 hours, but after nearly a week and a half she gave up.

“I gave up. Honestly, I gave up. I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll never get the results, maybe I’ll never know who has my information,'” she said. declared.

She finally got her results, along with a number of other confusing messages.

WESH reviewed the site she visited. They report backlogs and delays.

Florida Department of Health officials in Osceola County say it could be a legit location.

“In some cases, just because people haven’t received their results yet doesn’t mean the site is necessarily fraudulent…We urge Central Florida residents to rely on sources for information reliable when it comes to COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and monoclonal antibody therapy,” said Jeremy Lanier of the Osceola County Florida Department of Health.

Meanwhile, two other pop-up testing sites that were in that Ventura Downs parking lot have closed. They were reportedly managed by the Center for COVID Control, which is under investigation.

Several state agencies, as well as a federal agency, are looking at the Center for COVID Control, which pointed out that they only “paused” operations to train staff.

“Ask the right questions, and those questions include, but are not limited to, ‘What is the testing process?’ ‘How are the results reported?’ “Which lab are you associated with? ‘Which supplier are you associated with?’ These are very important questions to ask,” Lanier said.

“Do your research beforehand and ask questions before you think you’ll be fine,” Keyamo said.

The health department has a list of approved testing sites online. You can find it here.