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BAY COUNTY TO HOST STATE SPONSORED MOBILE TESTING BUS

August 16, 2020

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) mobile testing bus will be coming to Bay County this week. The support from the State will provide testing in Northern Bay County. The bus will be at the Youngstown-Fountain Recreational Complex located at 12321 E Hwy 20.

The temporary walk-up site will be open on Tuesday, August 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. and Wednesday, August 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or while supplies last. The mobile bus will be able to test up to 200 persons daily. No appointment is necessary. All adults 18 and older with or without symptoms can be tested.

You will need your photo ID, insurance card (insurance not required), and a pen. The testing provided is molecular (PCR) testing. A soft swab will be used to take a sample from your nose or throat. Information on when and how you will receive results will be provided at the testing site.

Click the link for a .pdf of Frequently Asked Questions for Florida Department of Emergency Management Walk-up testing sites, https://floridadisaster.org/globalassets/covid19/walk-in-test-sites/7.2.20-cbts-faq-walk-up.pdf. Please share this information with friends and family.

For More Information

For text alert updates from the Florida Department of Health in Bay County, text “bayhealth” to 888-777. For additional information specific to Bay County, visit http://bay.floridahealth.gov/ or BayHealthCOVID19.com. Contact the Citizens Information Center seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (850) 248-6090, or email ask@baycountyfl.gov. 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 website at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, call (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

The free StrongerThanC19 app is available to both iOS and Android users and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores. The StrongerThanC19 app and website are designed to gather information to help the Department of Health track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; they are not intended to be used as a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice.