DeSoto County: COVID-19 testing and vaccine update

Posted at 10:17 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-26 22:22:51-04

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. — DeSoto County has updated its coronavirus testing and vaccination information.

COVID-19 TESTING: Testing is now being offered four days a week at the Turner Center. DeSoto County has teamed up with Curative to offer swab testing on a more regular basis. Testing is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Turner Center (2250 NE Road Street) in Arcadia. Reservations are available but not required. To make a reservation, visit When selecting the location online, be sure to select "DeSoto County Kiosk". Tests are free and all are welcome.

MOBILE TESTING: DeSoto County also has access to a mobile testing unit. To offer testing at your organization, please reach out to the Emergency Management Department for more details at 863-993-4831.

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS: Governor DeSantis announced that residents, ages 40 and older, will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting this Monday, March 29. Beginning April 5, all adults will be eligible. To preregister in DeSoto County for an appointment at the Turner Center, visit or call 866-201-7013.

For additional information, visit the County's COVID-19 information and resources page,