With the holiday season upon us, the COVID-19 test site in New Smyrna Beach is busier than ever, setting a new record for daily number of tests Wednesday, Dec. 23. Recognizing the continued utilization of this free service, the Florida Division of Emergency Management has worked with the City of New Smyrna Beach to extend operations at the site until July.
“While progress is being made with COVID-19 vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to stress the importance of testing,” said Emergency Management Director Jim Judge. “We’re so thankful to have this continued resource in Volusia County so that those in need can quickly and easily receive a test.”
The site, located at the City Gym, 1000 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach, operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The test site will close Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.
The test site offers both self-swab rapid antigen and PCR testing. Results for rapid testing are expected within 15 minutes. There is no age requirement for testing. Insurance information is requested from insured individuals, but patients will not be billed any copay or coinsurance, and those without insurance will be tested free of charge. Appointments are not required, but can be made to facilitate a faster experience by visiting bit.ly/C19rapidtest. No symptoms are required for testing.
For more information on COVID-19 testing throughout the county, visit Volusia.org/testing..