Center for Covid Control test site at Edison Mall cited by Fort Myers Code Enforcement


A struggling COVID-19 testing site set to reopen on Saturday at the Edison Mall may not open after all.

Not only is the Center for Covid Control under investigation by the federal government, but the city of Fort Myers cited the center for a code violation at its location in the parking lot of the Edison Mall.

According to a warning pasted on the door of the trailer, the Covid Control Center operates without a business tax receipt.

In order to continue operating, the code violation notice states that the test site must “request and obtain a business tax receipt.”

On Friday, the federal government confirmed it was investigating labs and testing sites associated with the Center for Covid Control, the company at the center of a WINK News investigation.

WINK News confirmed that the company and one of its labs, Doctors Clinical Laboratory, sent people test results before they took a COVID-19 test.

The Center for Covid Control (CCC) has locations in southwest Florida and 272 others nationwide.

It suspended nationwide operations on January 14 in a bid to retrain employees and roll out new procedures.

It planned to reopen its testing sites on Saturday.

The Cape Coral test site appears to be permanently closed.

It is not known if a site in Bonita Springs and the one in Fort Myers will reopen.

WINK News is contacting the City of Fort Myers for comment.

WINK News also asked the Center for COVID Control for comment but did not hear back.

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