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Free Rapid COVID-19 Tests from Family Health Source in West Volusia

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Family Health Source is distributing COVID-19 tests in West Volusia today, January 4, at locations in DeLand, Deltona and Pierson.

“We had about 7,200 [tests] for Volusia County,” said CEO Laurie Asbury The tag. “Right now we’re doing Deltona, DeLand and Pierson.”

Tests will be distributed today until 3 p.m. or when supplies run out. Giveaway participants are entitled to two tests per vehicle.

The slots for gifts are:

  • The Family Health Source Clinic in Deltona, 1200 Deltona Blvd.
  • The parking lot at the corner of East Hubbard and South Alabama Avenues in DeLand
  • The Family Health Source Clinic at Pierson, 216 N. Frederick St.

The tests available are rapid antigen tests produced by the company Quidel. The tests were provided by the US Health Resources and Services Administration.

Rapid antigen tests give results in 10 minutes.

“It works best if people use them if they have symptoms,” Asbury said. “The idea is that if you feel sick, take it. Otherwise, don’t just take it to take it.

While no firm date for future giveaways is set, Asbury said the company expects to receive more COVID-19 tests soon.

For updates on future COVID-19 test giveaways and more information, visit the Family Health Source website, www.myfhs.org and the company’s Facebook page, HERE.