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Due To Demand, Drive-Thru Coronavirus Appointments Halted At Raymond James Stadium

The site had 900 test kits with which to work.
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The coronavirus test site at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is no longer taking appointments.

The site, run by Hillsborough County and six other local partners, just opened Wednesday and had 900 test kits with which to work.

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A county spokesman said 900 appointments have already been booked for symptomatic people who passed a pre-screening process.

They also don't know when or if they will receive more kits they requested from the federal government.

The site will still be running Friday to complete the scheduled appointments.

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Jessica Meszaros is a reporter and host of All Things Consideredfor WGCU News.
Jessica Meszaros
Jessica Meszaros is a reporter and host of Morning Edition at WUSF Public Media.