Zoo Miami has 24-hour COVID testing center, but limited times for rapid testing

Two other Miami-Dade County sites open to accommodate need for testing

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Amid increased demand for free coronavirus testing, Miami-Dade County opened two new sites with one staying open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Zoo Miami is offering rapid tests, too, but they will be available only from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. while PCR tests will be offered 24 hours a day. Organizers recommend appointments for the rapid tests. Zoo Miami, at 12400 SW 152 St., also has COVID-19 vaccinations.

The testing site at the Youth Fairgrounds at Tamiami Park, at 10901 SW 24th St., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every day. There are no rapid tests available at the fairgrounds, but PCR tests are offered at no cost and no appointment is required.

Dolphin Station Park & Ride, at 11897 NW 12 St., is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is offering only PCR tests with no appointment required.

For more information about vaccines and testing in South Florida, visit this page.

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