Hillsborough County Emergency Management announced today they have secured 1,000 additional testing collection kits from the State of Florida in anticipation of re-launching its COVID-19 community collection testing site at Raymond James Stadium. Officials are still working to secure the needed personal protective equipment that is required by the medical teams working the site.
An official date to re-open the site has yet to be determined, but officials will advise as soon as they are able to re-mobilize all operations including the call center representatives and secure the personal protective equipment. Officials anticipate re-opening the community testing site as soon as all necessary supplies are in hand.
The testing site has been a collaboration among Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, and four major medical groups in the region – BayCare, Tampa General Hospital, AdventHealth, and HCA Healthcare – West Florida Division.
From March 25 through March 27, the site administered 900 tests.
Pre-screening and pre-registration will still be required, and Hillsborough County will provide updated information as soon as all operations are confirmed, and the lines are open to accept calls.