Photo: City of Venice



The Florida Department of Health-Sarasota County is scheduled to host two COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunities this week in Sarasota County.


City of Venice


This community-based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell) or who works in a healthcare setting.


All patients must have an appointment to be tested. To make an appointment, please call 941-861-2883. Callers will be screened using current CDC testing criteria. Appointments are limited however the department is evaluating community COVID-19 testing opportunities in the future.


While these are primarily drive-thru sites, DOH Sarasota can accommodate walk-ups, and people on bicycles.


 Mid-County: Tuesday, June 2, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Laurel Civic Association, 509 Collins Rd., Laurel

 South County: Wednesday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Heron Creek Middle School, 6501 W. Price Blvd., North Port