Sanibel Has 11 Virus Cases as County Test Site Enters Third Day

SC Staff Report

Sanibel has its 11th confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to a report released May 7 by the Florida Department of Health, as the county’s testing site enters its third day at CenturyLink Stadium in Fort Myers.

The COVID-19 test site is not testing for antibodies, but is for those who want to know if they have the virus or believe they have it. Testing is available for anyone 18 years of age or older. Parents of children younger than 18 should contact their healthcare provider.

The testing site is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Wait time from the gate of the stadium is reported to be two hours, but drops significantly by mid-morning. A valid photo ID must be presented for testing and everyone is required to stay in their vehicles with the windows up until directed to open for a nasal swab. However, a mask is required to cover the mouth during the swab.

For additional updates, visit Lee County’s website at or the City of Sanibel website at

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