Rep. Shevrin Jones is promoting a new walk-up coronavirus testing site just two weeks after Jones himself tested positive for COVID-19.
The walk-up site will be available on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23 at the Koinonia Worship Center in Pembroke Park. That’s located at 4900 W Hallandale Beach Blvd.
The site will serve walk-up patients only. Those looking to get tested will not be required to pre-register or make an appointment.
To receive a test, you must be 18 or older and have a valid photo identification. Individuals are also being asked to wear masks when arriving.
“South Florida continues to bear the brunt of this public health crisis, and we must continue to take it seriously,” Jones said in a statement announcing the site’s launch.
“These types of innovative community partnerships will help reduce barriers for local residents, something especially important during this time of absent state and federal leadership.”
Jones represents House District 101, covering southern portions of Broward County including West Park, Pembroke Park, and Hallandale Beach.
South Florida has served as the epicenter for the outbreak in the state. Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus on July 1. Since then, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel have also tested positive.