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Miami-Dade reopens at-home COVID-19 test hotline

A healthcare worker conducts a test at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Zoo Miami last Wednesday in Miami. In response to the increasing demand for COVID-19 tests, Miami-Dade County opened two new testing sites and expanded hours at the Zoo Miami testing location.
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A healthcare worker conducts a test at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Zoo Miami last Wednesday in Miami. In response to the increasing demand for COVID-19 tests, Miami-Dade County opened two new testing sites and expanded hours at the Zoo Miami testing location.

Miami-Dade is offering at-home COVID-19 testing appointments for people who need to get tested for the virus but are unable to leave their home.

The county’s decision to reopen its homebound testing hotline, 305-614-1716, comes as it grapples with a surge of demand for tests amid rising cases, with people sometimes waiting for hours in line to get tested.

Anyone who lives in Miami-Dade, regardless of age, and can’t leave their home, or their bed, due to a medical condition or a disability, can make an appointment if they have symptoms or were exposed to COVID-19, county spokeswoman Natalia Jaramillo said. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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