The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH Sarasota) will host another round of COVID-19 testing for North Sarasota residents from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 5, at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St. The testing event is one of three sessions scheduled for locations throughout the county next week and is appointment-only for individuals currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell), or those who work in a health care setting. While these are primarily drive-thru sites, DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups and people on bicycles.
To be evaluated and scheduled for an appointment or for more information, call (941) 861-2883 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers will be screened using current CDC testing criteria. Appointments are limited; however, more testing opportunities may be scheduled in the future.