Orange County

Free rapid COVID-19 testing begins at Barnett Park

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A local testing site will begin offering free rapid COVID-19 testing as more than 6,800 cases were reported Sunday.

For the past six months, nasal testing has been available to Orange County residents.

Health officials will begin to offer rapid antigen testing at Barnett Park starting Monday.

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The test will give people their results in minutes rather than days.

As cases continue to climb, Orange County officials want to remind people the testing is fast, free and open to anyone who lives within the county.

The goal is to test up to 4,000 people per week.

The White House coronavirus task force reported Florida is in the red zone for COVID-19 cases.

Barnett Park is the first county-run testing site in Central Florida to offer rapid COVID-19 antigen testing.

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The site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Appointments are not needed.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.