Coronavirus Pandemic: Age limit lifted at COVID-19 testing site set

Update: Mayor Lenny Curry: Age restriction removed at Federal COVID-19 testing site at TIAA Bank Field | Open for details.

Original Story: Limited testing for COVID-19 will be held in Lot J outside TIAA Bank Field starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The testing area will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. The site will remain open while supplies last.

But only three types of people can get tested at this site, in accordance with regulations set forth by the federal government:

  • People 65-years-old and older with an on-site temperature of 99.6 degrees or higher and respiratory issues.
  • First responders
  • Health care workers

Mayor Curry says if you fit one of these three groups of people, bring your photo ID and insurance card but having insurance is not required.

Curry also says you should anticipate long lines, as he ask everyone to be patient.

“We anticipate long lines, as I ask everyone to be patient. We are trying to test as many people as we can; you may be in line a while and public restrooms are not available," Mayor Curry said. "A maximum of four people are allowed per vehicle. Passengers who want to be tested must be sitting by an operating window. Any additional passenger over the limit of four will have to get back in line or asked to return the following day,” Curry said.

An appointment or doctor’s note is not required.

Mayor Curry says test results will be provided within three to seven days.

He encourages other groups of people to use social distancing, as test kits are in high demand.

Police will be monitoring the testing site daily.