Coronavirus testing site in Orange County officially opens

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A site for those who want to be tested for COVID-19 officially opened in Orange County Wednesday morning.

Originally, the testing site at the Orange County Convention Center was slated to open Friday, but was postponed until Wednesday.

The site will be open to those 65 or older, with an on-site temperature of 99.6 degrees or higher and respiratory symptoms only.

Read: Coronavirus testing coming to Orange County

It opened to healthcare staff and first responders beginning at 9 a.m.

Those who meet the requirements will be tested for free.

There are two other testing sites available in Central Florida: one in east Orange County at a building on Alafaya Trail and another in The Villages.

Read: Orange County stay-at-home order: What you can and can’t do

Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped by the testing site Wednesday during a Central Florida visit. Orange County now has 77 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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Christopher Boyce, WFTV.com

Christopher Boyce joined WFTV in January of 2019.

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Q McCray, WFTV.com

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