Orange County Government Partners with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to Open COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

Orange County Communications Division

PIO@ocfl.net

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2020

 

Orange County Government Partners with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to Open COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

 

Orange County, Fla. – On Friday, May 15, 2020, additional COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will open in the Walmart parking lots located at 8101 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando and 11250 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. Operating hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. beginning on May 15, 2020. Appointments will be online only. These will be the third and fourth testing sites in Central Florida supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials.

 

The sites are possible through a partnership with Orange County Government, Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state agencies to expand testing to adults who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders in the community.

“Testing is a top priority and this collaboration between Walmart and Quest reveals Orange County’s continued commitment to sustained health for the community,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.

 

“Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing in Orange County during this unprecedented time,” said Monesia Brown, Walmart Public Affairs Director for Florida. “We are grateful to our associates who keep our stores running, our pharmacists who support these testing sites, and to Quest Diagnostics and local officials as we work together to open the site and help our community.”

 

LOCATIONS:

 

Beginning Friday, May 15, 2020 and thereafter, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.:

 

  • Walmart parking lot   – South Sand Lake Corners – 8101 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, 32819

 

  • Walmart parking lot – 11250 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, 32817

 

 

Details regarding the testing sites:

 

Staff and signage will be onsite to direct vehicles to the testing area in the parking lots:

 

  • The sites will be open, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting.

 

  • Testing at these sites will be available for the following:

 

o   Those who 18 years or older who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high-risk groups without symptoms

 

o   All health care providers and first responders, regardless of symptoms

 

  • The testing sites will require an online appointment through Quest’s MyQuestTMportal and app, www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com, which will screen and schedule appointments for those individuals that meet medical eligibility for the testingsites.

 

  • Testing will be done with no cost to the individual.

 

  • Those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.

 

  • Individuals being tested will perform a self-administered nasal swab in their car with a healthcare provider observing them. Directions will be provided in the confirmation email after scheduling the appointment and on-site. If you don’t believe you will be able to self-administer the nasal swab, please bring someone with you who can assist you.

 

  • The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.

 

  • Quest Diagnostics will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable departments of health.

 

  • Any questions regarding testing and appointments, please call Quest’s dedicated COVID-19 line at 866-448-7719, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET

 

  • The site will be staffed by Walmart pharmacists and associates.
  • While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.

 

  • Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.

For information on these sites and other testing sites, visit www.ocfl.net/coronavirus.

 

For media questions, please contact:

 

Orange County Government

PIO@ocfl.net

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