South Santa Rosa could get drive-thru Coronavirus testing sites late next week

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Romi White

When Santa Rosa County announced COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites for non-symptomatic individuals earlier this week there were no sites included for the south end of the county.

A lot of people have been concerned about that,” said Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Brandi Bates, pointing out that testing has been available in Gulf Breeze and Navarre for symptomatic residents. “We haven’t had that in the north end,” she said.

According to Bates, south end testing sites could become available next week. “It’s looking like later next week – maybe Thursday and/or Friday,” she said.

Dates and times have not yet been announced. The location for Navarre remains undetermined; however, Tiger Point Community Center will be used for a Gulf Breeze location. 

Current drive-through COVID testing sites which do not require pre-screening include: 

Per Santa Rosa County, if you do not live in one of the areas listed below, other locations are being set up in the county soon. 

  • Thurs., Apr. 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Bagdad Mill Site Park, 6953 Main St. in Bagdad (minimum of 100 tests)
  • Fri., May 1, 9 a.m. – Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. (minimum of 300 tests)
  • Fri., May 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Chumuckla Elementary, 2312 County Rd. 182 in Jay (minimum of 100 tests)
  • Sat., May 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Southern Raceway, 9359 Nichols Lake Rd. in East Milton (minimum of 100 tests)
  • Sun., May 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Jay Community Center at the recreational park, 5259 Booker Ln. in Jay (minimum of 100 tests)
  • Mon., May 4, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Berrydale Baptist Church, 6730 FL-4 in Jay (minimum of 100 tests)

“We do ask for insurance, but there is no cost to the individual. The insurance is to reimburse the (Florida Department of Health). Individuals who do not have insurance will still be tested at no cost,” Bates said.

For more information, contact the Department of Health at (850) 564-2307.