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TIAA Bank Field will serve as COVID-19 test site

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced — and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed on Monday afternoon — that drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing will be available in Jacksonville by the end of this week for men and women who think they might have been exposed.

According to Tarik Minor of WJXT4, people will be asked to stay in their cars, they will drive into a tent and lower their windows, and medical workers will take sample swabs and send them to a lab.

Curry said a drive-thru coronavirus test site is in the works at TIAA Bank Field, and it may be up and running in the next few days.

Overseeing the tests is something the federal government will likely be in charge of, to help identify the people who may be ill with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read more about how Jacksonville is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic here and how the NFL is dealing with the outbreak here.