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Florida to close state-run testing sites Friday due to potential Tropical Storm

The State’s Emergency Operations Center is back open after being forced to close for several days for cleaning after at least a dozen people tested positive for the coronavirus.
The State’s Emergency Operations Center is back open after being forced to close for several days for cleaning after at least a dozen people tested positive for the coronavirus.(AP)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 12:18 PM CDT
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By ABC7 Staff | July 29, 2020 at 4:24 PM EDT - Updated July 30 at 9:23 AM

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - State-run COVID-19 testing sites will be closed starting Friday due to the potential for severe weather from Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. You have until 5 p.m. Thursday to stop by and get tested.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said state officials are keeping a close eye on the storm, which could potentially become Tropical Storm Isaias.

On the Suncoast, testing sites at the UTC Mall, RL Taylor Center and Lincoln Park in Palmetto will shut down. The sites will re-open once damage is evaluated and could vary from site to site.

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