Skip Global navigation and goto content

It's a New Day in Public Health.

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Skip MegaMenu and goto content

COVID-19 testing to be offered twice weekly at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

January 31, 2021

OCALA, Fla.—Starting Monday, Feb. 1, free COVID-19 testing will be provided at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala) twice a week. Testing will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the below dates or until the day’s available samples are all used, whichever comes first. Upcoming testing dates are:

  • Feb. 1, 3, 8 and 10
  • March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31
  • April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28

Testing will not be available at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion the last two weeks of February due to a scheduling conflict.

To be tested, individuals should bring a valid photo ID; minors under age 18 will only be tested if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Only people who are being tested should be in the vehicle, with the exception of parents, guardians or caregivers. No pets are permitted in the vehicle during tests. School students should refrain from eating or drinking anything 15 to 30 minutes prior to their tests. People should be prepared to stay in their vehicles while awaiting testing; restroom facilities will not be available.