More than 1,000 Florida coronavirus tests damaged in transit, 119 from CenturyLink

Posted at 8:31 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 19:40:29-04

FLORIDA, U.S. — Here is a list of testing sites impacted by damaged coronavirus tests, according to the Florida Department of Emergency Management:

Broward –

  • Urban League
  • Broward War Memorial
  • Mitchell Moore Park

Collier –

  • Florida Department of Health – Immokalee

Duval –

  • Kooker Park

Escambia –

  • University of West Florida , Softball Complex

Lee –

  • CenturyLink Sports Complex

Leon –

  • FAMU Bragg Memorial Football Stadium

Miami-Dade –

  • Miami Beach Convention Center

Orange –

  • Lakemont Elementary
  • Legacy Middle
  • South Orange Youth Sports Camp
  • Orange Ventura

Palm Beach –

  • FITTEAM Palm Beach
  • Delray Beach South Civic Center

Sarasota –

  • The Mall at University Town Center

UPDATE: The CenturyLink COVID-19 Testing Site was notified there were 119 tests identified as being damaged in transit. To make sure those who need retesting can do so quickly and efficiently, a priority lane has been set up to give those affected a fast track to be retested.

Once checked in at the gate and confirmed to be on the retesting list, patients will make their way through the expedited process. Their test kits will be marked "priority" and overnighted to the commercial lab.

In a press release on Wednesday evening, The Florida Division of Emergency Management says that 1,702 coronavirus tests administered at drive-thru and walk-up test sites were damaged in transit.

Those individuals who took the test will need to be retested.

The statement did not state which location was affected.

The FDEM says that any person whose sample was damaged will be contacted as soon as possible, and will be prioritized for retesting at the site where they were originally tested.

More than 90,000 tests have been administered at drive-thru and walk-up tests in May, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.