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COVID-19 Testing Site Coming To Orlando International Airport

People wait in line at Orlando International Airport. Photo: Danielle Prieur

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A COVID-19 testing site is coming to the Orlando International Airport. The board that oversees the airport agreed to lease  space to AdventHealth for a Centra Care testing site. 

Some airlines are requiring passengers be tested before they can board. 

Airport CEO Phil Brown says the airport is still working out what to do when a passenger tests positive.

“The testing company has to notify the Department of Health,” said Brown. 

“The Department of Health notifies CDC. CDC has a criteria whether they place individuals on the no-fly list, which is communicated to airlines. So all of that needs to be worked through.”

Ultimately, though, Brown said it will be up to airlines to stop passengers with a positive test from boarding. 

The airport expects to have the testing site opened this month, and the lease will run at least through July of 2021.


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Abe Aboraya started writing for newspapers in High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe ... Read Full Bio »

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