JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As children are gearing up to go back to school, state-run testing sites are now making children a priority group for testing.
Starting Wednesday, sites at the Regency Square Mall and the Legends Center will begin testing children as a priority.
Last month, 9-year-old Kimora Lynum died from coronavirus complications, the Putnam county girl is the youngest known coronavirus related death in the state of Florida.
Kimora’s death comes just a month before many local school districts plan to start school.
Dr. Bethany Atkins, a pediatrician at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and President of NE FL Pediatrics Society, said more testing in children is needed.
“My concerns are similar to any parents concerns we know that when we put groups of people together there is going to be more transmission,” Dr. Atkins said.