FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2022
Contact: Steve Vancore
UPCOMING CLOSURES AT CDR HEALTH COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATION SITES
Most Testing Sites to Close on March 18th and Vaccination Services to End on April 1s
Tallahassee, FL – CDR Health, one of the leading full-service COVID-19 support providers in Florida, announced today that, in light of recent announcements regarding federal funding for COVID-19 running out as early as next week, unless that funding is renewed by congress, the majority of its COVID-19 testing sites across the state will close effective Friday, March 18th. Additionally, all COVID-19 vaccination services will end Friday, April 1st.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, CDR Health has conducted over four million COVID-19 tests and 2.7 million vaccinations—operating dozens of public sites and administering hundreds of thousands of vaccines to underserved communities, including homebound seniors and Assisted Living Facilities. These continued services, since the state of emergency ended in Florida, have been provided largely based on reimbursement available predominately from federal funding for COVID testing, as well as private insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid. “Federal reimbursement programs for COVID-19 represent the majority of the reimbursement options available to continue to provide these services for free to the public,” said, Tina Vidal-Duart, CDR Heath CEO. “Unfortunately, without renewed funding, providing free mass testing and vaccination options to the public is not possible.”
“During the past two years, CDR Health has been on the front lines providing testing, vaccinations, and monoclonal antibody treatment services to millions of Floridians,” said Tina Vidal-Duart, CDR Health CEO. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have rapidly adapted to meet these healthcare challenges and serve the public by combating the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, and I am extremely proud of the CDR team and our work to provide testing, vaccination, and monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19.”
CDR Health currently operates a testing site in Orange County and monoclonal antibody treatment sites in Orlando, Tallahassee, Bonita Springs, and West Palm Beach. These locations will remain operational until further notice.
CDR Maguire’s healthcare team has been providing vaccination data management and staff augmentation services since vaccines first became available in the State of Florida. CDR’s proprietary software, CDR HealthPro™, is designed to collect and keep track of patient data, integrating all patient, county, state, and federal needs into one streamlined portal. In addition, CDR has provided PCR, Antibody and Antigen COVID-19 test kits, laboratory services, patient notification, testing site logistics and management, medical supplies and PPE, and field hospital oversight and management to the Florida Division of Emergency Management and several counties since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.