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COVID-19 Test Site in West Palm Temporarily Halts Appointments

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County announced Wednesday that they have temporarily stopped making appointments for COVID-19 testing.

Officials said they have scheduled nearly 2,000 appointments through Saturday at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches testing site, and are no longer accepting additional calls.

They added that they hope to reopen the phone lines on Thursday at 8 a.m., if the county receives additional test kits by then.

The site, which was established and is being operated by FEMA with support from the Florida National Guard, opened on Tuesday.

Gov. DeSantis and county officials announced earlier this week they are also working to open a testing site in south Palm Beach County.

Meanwhile, non-profit FoundCare says it is only taking health appointments for healthcare professionals and first responders.

The organization has a shortage of tests and equipment, although its has appointments booked through next week.

Last month, FoundCare became the first drive-thru test site to open in Palm Beach County. It also stopped making appointments after one day.

To make an appointment, health care professionals may call (561) 967-0365.