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Miami-Dade County opens 24-hour free COVID testing site

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Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin

Miami-Dade County is being proactive and providing a free coronavirus tests 24 hours a day and seven days a week at Tropical Park.

Nomi Health is running the drive-thru site, at 7900 SW 40 St., in the Olympia Heights neighborhood.

There will be a limit capacity Aug. 30-31.

Both Antigen Rapid Test and the PCR Nasal Swab Test will be available.

Tropical Park also has a Florida Department of Health site that is administering free monoclonal antibody treatment, which can prevent severe illness and hospitalization to people who are high-risk.

“We want to make sure our community has access to the tolls they need to protect themselves and their loves ones, and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible if you haven’t yet to help us stop the spread,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a statement.