Orange County expands criteria for testing site at convention center

ORLANDO, Fla. – The State of Florida has taken over administration of a COVID-19 testing site at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).

The testing site, which opened on Wednesday, March 25, was originally a federally-run site.

As of Monday, April 13, management has been overtaken by the Florida Department of Emergency Management. Staff and volunteers on the site can now administer 400 tests per day.

Eligibility criteria for testing at the site have expanded as well to include those with respiratory issues or pre-existing conditions, regardless of age, all first responders and healthcare workers, and anyone who has had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they are showing symptoms.

The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but closes early if testing resources run over.

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