MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The coronavirus testing site at Hard Rock Stadium will be closed Monday to accommodate the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
In addition to being a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site, Hard Rock Stadium is also playing host to the national championship game between top-ranked Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced Sunday that all testing will be suspended because of the game.
The @HardRockStadium testing & vaccination site will close at noon tomorrow to accommodate for the CFP National Championship game:— FL Division of Emergency Management (@FLSERT) January 10, 2021
❌ COVID-19 testing not available
✅ Vaccine appointments from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The site will resume normal operational hours Tuesday, Jan. 12. pic.twitter.com/82tmoOqvC9
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced last week that the stadium would also serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site. The governor said he didn't believe the game would interfere with the distribution of the vaccine.
Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.
The site will resume normal operational hours Tuesday.