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Palm Beach County opens new COVID-19 testing center

Virus Outbreak Florida
A healthcare worker performs an antigen test, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, testing is ramping up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias. Antigen testing reveals whether a person is currently infected with COVID-19. It differs from antibody testing because once the infection is gone, antigens won’t be present. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

A new testing center in Palm Beach County has opened following the recent spike in covid cases.

The new site will open Monday. A ninth location will be at Caloosa Park in Boynton Beach right off Congress Avenue. It will be open at 9 a.m-5 p.m., seven days a week.

County officials want to remind people there are many options available for getting tested, like at commercial pharmacies or at a doctor’s office.