After closing all state-run COVID-19 testing sites in Florida in advance of Hurricane Isaias, state officials late Friday opted to allow two Pensacola sites to remain open.
- The UWF testing site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The drive-thru testing center is located at the SP2 parking lot on the east side of the campus, near the East Sports Complex. Pre-screening isn’t required but you must be 18 years old or older to be tested.
- The Publix testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Publix located at Ninth Avenue and Bayou Boulevard has opened a state-sponsored walk-up test site. It’s open to Florida residents only. No pre-screening is required but you must be 18 years old or older to be tested.
In a statement issued Wednesday evening, the Florida Division of Emergency Management said the testing sites will close beginning 5 p.m. Thursday. The sites will start reopening Tuesday, with all sites being reopened by Wednesday, the state said.