Florida to temporarily close state-run testing sites due to storm
Starting Thursday at 5 p.m., the state of Florida will temporarily close state-run COVID-19 testing sites “in anticipation of impacts” from a potential tropical storm that’s currentlywith wind and rain. The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced the closure on Wednesday, the same day the state set for single-day coronavirus deaths.
The state runs 162 testing sites in all but two of Florida’s 67 counties, according to the state department of health’s website.
All state-supported testing sites have tents, equipment and other “free standing structures” that are not able to withstand tropical storm force winds, the department said in a press release. If those objects are lifted during the storm, they “could cause damage to people and property if not secured.”
The department said the sites will remain closed …continued .
[Source: CBS News]