The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) encourage as many agricultural workers as possible to be tested for COVID-19.
Farmworkers will have access to numerous no-cost COVID-19 testing events in some of Florida’s top agricultural counties. Below is a list of upcoming sites. Support for these tests is provided in part by FDACS, FDEM and county governments. Testing services will continue as funding, demand and availability allow.
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FDACS Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the testing partnership’s launch on Oct. 1. Earlier this year, Fried recommended to the governor that farmworkers be provided with COVID-19 testing to help reduce the virus’ spread among workers and in the community.
Here are the times, dates and addresses of the places to get tested:
For more information: To find free test sites in your area, call the department of agriculture and consumer services at 1-800-HELP-FLA, and for Spanish speakers 1-800-FL-AYUDA (1-800-352-9832) .