SARASOTA – The Sarasota County Health Department has temporarily closed its main immunizations clinic at 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota after a positive exposure to COVID-19 was identified in the clinic.
Several staff members have been asked to self-isolate, and the clinic facility underwent a deep cleaning this past weekend. Additionally, DOH Sarasota is in the process of contacting clients that may have been exposed so they know to watch for symptoms and get tested for COVID-19.
“COVID-19 is widely circulating throughout the community,” Chuck Henry, Administrator, DOH Sarasota, said in a press release. “Closing the immunization clinic will limit the possibility of further spread in the clinic.”
Symptoms of COVID-19 include, fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
The immunizations clinic in North Port is not affected by this exposure and is continuing to operate.
The Ringling Immunizations clinic will reopen for services by appointment on July 10.