Free COVID testing coming to an end in Miami-Dade County

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – COVID-19 testing will soon no longer be free for Miami-Dade County residents who do not have insurance.

According to Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the new policy will start July 2.

She says the move was necessary due to a drop in federal funding.

Vaccinations, however, will remain free for everyone.

The county says it’s exploring options to help uninsured people who can’t afford a test.

The change comes as Miami-Dade County COVID cases continue to rise, with the latest numbers being released showing a positivity rate of 26.7%.

The federal government is currently offering a third round of free at-home tests, which you can order by clicking here.