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State Opens COVID-19 Testing Site at EFSC’s Palm Bay Campus

May 12, 2020 - A drive-through, no-appointment-required, free COVID-19 testing site has opened at the Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay Campus.

Testing is available for individuals over the age of 18, regardless of symptoms. A Photo ID is required for all who desire testing, to verify they are of legal age. The free test site is drive-through only. Please limit passengers in the vehicle to those who are being tested, and no more than five people.

NOTE: The test site is closed Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The normal testing schedule is seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is subject to change based on weather conditions and other circumstances.

The site is located at Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus, 250 Community College Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32909 (enter at San Filippo Drive SE at Manchester Circle).

The site will support testing for Brevard County residents, as well as those who live outside Brevard County.

Individuals being tested will not be permitted to exit their vehicle. A prescription is not required to receive a test. The test will be a nasal swab. Once samples are collected, they will be sent to a commercial lab for testing and results will be provided as soon as they are available.

View more information about what to expect when coming to the drive-through site.

The site was created through a partnership between Brevard County, the City of Palm Bay, Eastern Florida State College, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), the Florida Department of Health, and the Florida National Guard.

View more information regarding Brevard County Emergency Management's COVID-19 response.

For more information regarding the state's COVID-19 response, visit the FDEM website.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in Florida, please visit the Florida Department of Health website.

Residents with questions about testing or other COVID-19 impacts can call Brevard County's free community helpline by dialing 211.