PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials are warning residents about some COVID-19 testing pop-up sites. The health department was notified last week about small pop-up tents offering free COVID-19 testing in Center City.
Officials say the staff working at the sites claimed they were funded by FEMA, but over the weekend city officials confirmed that the sites were not funded by FEMA.READ MORE: Police Searching For Older Model Cadillac In Connection To Murder Of Pregnant Woman Last November
Anyone who sees these pop-up COVID testing tents is urged to avoid them and report them to the health department at 215-685-5488.READ MORE: Hasein Strand Pleads Guilty To Some Charges In Connection To Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Due to the high demand for COVID testing, health officials say anyone who is experiencing symptoms and cannot find testing is encouraged to act as if they are already positive.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term
Click here to find testing locations in Philadelphia.