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Some Publix, Home Depot Stores in Florida to Offer COVID-19 Testing

You will soon be able to get a coronavirus test along with your groceries and building supplies.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that COVID-19 testing sites are set to open in the parking lots of three Publix stores around our state, in addition to three Home Depot locations.

One of the testing sites, which opened on Friday, is at a Home Depot located at 9820 Glades Road in west Boca Raton.

“If you’re shopping and you want to get a test, you have the ability, very easy access, you don’t even have to leave the parking lot to be able to do it,” DeSantis said.


He added that Publix and Home Depot will soon release the locations of the other COVID-19 testing sites around the state.

“I would imagine you’re gonna see probably several more in South Florida,” added DeSantis.

The governor spoke at the Glades Road Home Depot on Friday, the same day that Florida’s “tax holiday” on hurricane supplies began.

From now through Thursday, June 4, items on supplies such as flashlights, batteries and portable generators will not be taxed.

“We want people to plan, have a plan for their family, prepare, and hopefully we get spared having major storms hit the state of Florida, DeSantis said.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1.