Free COVID-19 testing at the Volusia County Fairgrounds will continue in to October, thanks to an extension from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). The site and process will undergo some changes for October, however.
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, testing will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day inside the Hester building. While drive-up testing will no longer be available, the indoor location does allow for the site to operate seven days a week.
Effective Oct. 1, only viral testing will be offered; antibody testing will no longer be available.
Appointments for viral testing can be made online at www.doineedacovid19test.com/. No symptoms are required to get tested. Viral testing is available for individuals five years of age and older. Adults 18 years and older are required to provide a picture identification.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 on Friday, September 25, 2020, moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3.
Executive Order 20-244 does the following:
Volusia County Emergency Management has partnered with area food banks to provide more than 126,000 meals to local families in need. Learn more and find a participating location.
Volusia County has several other COVID-19 assistance programs available for residents. Programs include the Small Business Grant, Home-based Business Assistance Grant, PPE Distribution Program for Local Businesses, Non-profit Grant, Rental Assistance, Mortgage Assistance and summer camp scholarships. There are also several food resources available throughout the county.Stay informed