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Coronavirus testing site coming to southern Palm Beach County by early next week

Second location to open at South County Civic Center
SUV arrives for coronavirus testing site at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Posted at 1:32 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 13:46:53-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A coronavirus testing site will be coming to southern Palm Beach County by early next week.

Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson told WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Thursday that Palm Beach County's second testing location will be at the South County Civic Center on Jog Road.

Thomson said the site is expected to open Tuesday.

State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, said people will be able to start making appointments beginning Monday.

Palm Beach County's first testing site opened Tuesday at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.

Several area lawmakers were pushing for the state to open a site on the southern end of the county, where the highest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases currently exist.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said earlier this week that the state is "going to be pushing down supplies and assisting with an additional testing site in southern Palm Beach County."