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COVID-19 testing site at Tropicana Field closes early for second day due to demand

Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Rays
Posted at 5:12 AM, Jun 29, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For the second day in a row, the COVID-19 testing site at Tropicana Field closed early as supplies ran out due to high demand.

The new site opened on Monday at 7 a.m. and closed just over an hour later. The site closed around the same time on Tuesday, according to BayCare.

The site will open again on Wednesday at 7 a.m. and will stay open until supplies run out. According to BayCare, the site will be open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will be closed Friday, July 3.

The tests are first come, first served and you are encouraged to bring a referral from a doctor.

You can only get tested at the site if you are showing symptoms, have a doctor's note, or are a medical professional/first responder. If none of those apply, you will be turned away from testing.

BayCare officials say 357 people were tested before capacity was exhausted on Monday.

ABC Action News is waiting to get the final number of tests administered on Tuesday. Check back for updates.

You can click here for more information on the Tropicana Field testing site.