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Miami-Dade Schools Are Offering Free Coronavirus Testing for Children

February 05, 2021
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Mobile-Testing Offered at School Sites in Coordination With UM Health System

Miami-Dade County Public Schools have partnered with the University of Miami Health System to offer free mobile COVID testing to children ages 4 to 18. The month-long effort to expand testing throughout the district will be conducted by The University of Miami Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Unit that will travel to different schools for the next several weeks.

At Mase Mebane, we are committed to providing you with current information regarding the novel coronavirus. Our COVID-19 resource center is updated frequently with case numbers, court updates, and risks associated with the pandemic. For more information about how we can help, contact our office at (844) 627-3529

Coronavirus Cases at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Confirmed coronavirus cases among students and staff have increased significantly since December, with over 1,100 cases being reported from January 4 to January 15, 2021. The district is comprised of nearly 400 schools and home to 345,000 students, making it the fourth largest school district in the United States.

According to the Miami-Dade Public Schools Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard:

  • There have been more than 5,300 positive cases since October 5, 2020.
  • Of those cases, more than 1,600 are self-reported cases by employees and more than 3,000 are students
  • From January 4 to February 2, 2021 there have been more than 2,000 positive cases.
  • Of those cases, more than 400 are self-reported cases by employees and more than 1,500 are students

The pandemic has had far-reaching implications for students throughout the country. Widespread, free testing may help to pinpoint outbreaks among our younger populations. Through testing, it may be possible to reduce the spread as we all wait for the vaccine and for its effects to take place.

Miami-Dade School Free Mobile-Testing

Mobile testing will be offered throughout January at various school parking lots, according to CBS Miami. The University of Miami Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Unit will be offering free COVID-19 testing from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM through January 29. While a parent or guardian must accompany the child, no identification is required to be tested.

As reported by CBS Miami, walk-ups are welcome at any of the locations listed, but appointments are encouraged. For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can call (305) 243-2059. Miami-Dade Schools hope to extend the program into February and will be announcing additional dates and locations.

Current locations and schedules for free COVID-19 testing are listed by date on the district’s website.

Contact Our Office for More Information

We will continue to provide you up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in our community. The attorneys at Mase Mebane represent individuals who have suffered harm because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Our practice areas include coronavirus-related personal injury and wrongful death claims, government fraud, and consumer protection.

Find out more about how we can help by calling (844) 627-3529 or filling out our online contact form. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. You should never have to settle. Contact Mase Mebane today to get started.

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