A new COVID-19 testing facility opened this week at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The site, which includes drive-through and walk-up options, quickly reached its 400-test capacity on its first day of operation on Friday. City Manager Jimmy Morales told Commissioners this week that he hoped the facility would soon ramp up to 750 tests per day.
Hours for the test site are from 9 to 5 or until the 400 per day tests are maxed out. Testing is free and open to anyone, 18 years or older, regardless of COVID-19 symptoms. No appointments are necessary. While COVID-19 tests are available, Morales said, “The antibodies test is not rolled out yet.”
Walk-up testing service is located within the parking lot at 17th Street and Convention Center Drive. You must wear a face covering and have a photo ID. Note: Parking is not available for walk-up testing patients.
The drive-through testing service entrance is at 17th Street and Convention Center Drive. You must remain in your vehicle with your windows up and place a photo ID on your dashboard. Everyone in the vehicle should wear a face covering, display a photo ID, and be seated next to a working window. There is a maximum of five tests per vehicle.
At-home testing is also available for homebound seniors in the City of Miami Beach.
More information on the City’s efforts to combat the coronavirus including details on testing can be found here.
New COVID-19 Testing Facility Opens at Miami Beach Convention Center:
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