Dozens line up to get free at-home COVID-19 test kits in Orange City

ORANGE CITY, Fla. — Dozens of people lined up early to get a free at-home COVID-19 test kit in Orange City.


People drive through the parking lot at the Lowe’s on Saxon Boulevard to pick up the tests.

About 1,000 tests were given out.

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Organizers started the event early because of how many people lined up.

They said they wanted to help since many people are scrambling to find tests as COVID-19 cases spike.

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The tests were given out through a partnership between Family Health Source and Backpack Buddies, a nonprofit that’s been giving food to Volusia County residents in need.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

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