GLADES COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Glades County (DOH-Glades) will provide free COVID-19 Testing in Moore Haven starting Wednesday, May 20, by appointment only.
Residents of Glades County can secure an appointment for testing by calling the Glades County Health Department at 863-946-0707.
There are no criteria for testing, however, appointments are required and individuals must be 18 years and older. Testing activities will continue as long as supplies last. Appointments will not be made more than one week in advance. Antibody testing will not be available.
This is a “drive-thru” service. All individuals must stay in their vehicles during the process (during registration and while being tested). At the time of testing, instructions will be given on how to receive test results. Results may take three to five business days.
Mobile testing will be at the Glades County Health Department, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven.
Starting May 20, testing will be available Wednesdays and Fridays only from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Should I be tested for COVID-19?
Before you decide to make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19, please consider the following:
• Are you ill, or caring for someone who is ill?
Please stop the spread of COVID-19
• If you have been tested for COVID-19, please stay at home until you receive your test results.
• Follow social distancing, even when you are at home and especially if someone in your home is sick
• Stay at home if you are sick, or if you have been around someone who has been sick.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Please remember: Six feet of space and cover your face!
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. There is also a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida with active cases and number of deaths in each facility.
The surveillance data, long term care data and information on a case-by-case basis can be found at: floridahealthcovid19.gov/#latest-stats
The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7. Call 866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.