Former State Senator Rene Garcia and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Steve Bovo have secured a COVID-19 test site at Amelia Earhart Park in the City of Hialeah. The COVID-19 drive thru testing center in Northwest Miami Dade will open on Thursday, April 2nd. The center will focus on testing residents aged 65 or older who are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus. Testing will only be offered for those who meet the criteria and have scheduled an appointment in advance by calling 305- COVID19, (305-268-4319). The test kits will be donated by Testing Matters and the medical personnel will be provided by Prime Care and Solis. Individuals with an appointment should enter Amelia Earhart Park through the entrance at Palm Avenue and 65th Street in Hialeah. The testing will take place at the rotunda immediately adjacent to the entrance: Amelia Earhart Park: 401 E 65th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013.
Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and those with serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus. As more positive cases arise, residents over 65 or older who are experiencing symptoms must be tested.