MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – People of all ages lined up for hours Monday morning at Hard Rock Stadium to get tested for the new coronavirus.
No appointment is needed at the testing site, but people must be showing symptoms of the virus, have an underlying health condition or have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Officials anticipated a large turnout throughout the day, as people began lining up around 6 a.m.
“We’ve increased our traffic control at the site to help process those cars rapidly,” Mike Jachles, of the Florida Association of Public Information Officers, said.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., officials announced the location had reached its capacity for the day.
At 10:34am, the @FLSERT @FLGuard #COVID19 Test Collection Site @HardRockStadium has reached capacity for the day. For those already in the queue (inside the gates) who've been pre-screened, you will be tested. #media @CBSMiami @nbc6 @wsvn @WPLGLocal10 @Univision23 @Telemundo51 pic.twitter.com/LvNzqcWZAL— Florida Association of Public Information Officers (@FloridaPIOs) April 13, 2020
Previously, testing at the location was limited to people 65 or older.
Just like before, all healthcare workers and first responders will continue to get tested.