Philadelphia Health Dept. warns residents of illegitimate COVID testing sites claiming to be affiliated with FEMA

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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health on Monday told residents about recent ‘pop-up’ COVID19 testing sites that are falsely claiming to be affiliated with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

The Health Department says last week it was notified of small pop-up tents that were offering free COVID-19 testing operating in Center City. The staff who worked at these sites claimed they were funded by FEMA.

“Over the weekend, it was confirmed that these sites were not funded by FEMA,” the Department said. “The City is asking residents who see these pop-up COVID-19 testing tents to avoid them and call the Health Department at 215-685-5488 to report them.”

Residents are being told to find legitimate testing sites here.

No further details were available.

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