DOH Sarasota Set To Host COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing At Gocio Elementary Thursday
June 11, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 8 a.m. to Noon – Gocio Elementary, 3450 Gocio Road, Sarasota
Sarasota – DOH Sarasota is scheduled to host a by appointment COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity at Gocio Elementary located at 3450 Gocio Road in Sarasota Thursday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. This community based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is 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 who works in a health care setting.
To date, DOH Sarasota has tested more than 1800 community members for COVID-19 during our community-based testing events.
To be evaluated and to make an appointment, please call 941-861-2883, Monday – 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.
Additionally, while these are primarily drive-thru sites, DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups, and people on bicycles.
Thursday, June 18, 8 a.m. to Noon – Gocio Elementary, 3450 Gocio Road, Sarasota.
The Florida Department of Health continues to see new positive cases across the State, please visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/ for the most current case count and county specific data.
DOH Sarasota recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that the elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.Stay home except to get medical care: You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.