El Paso County continues to see a ridiculous surge in positive virus cases. The county has not only set daily record highs for active COVID-19 cases for 13 straight days as of Monday, Oct. 19, but hospitalizations are also at an all-time high.

If you believe you've been exposed or are experiencing any COVID-type symptoms, or if you're just looking for some peace of mind, no-cost tests are being offered October 19 - 26 to any resident of El Paso County 5 years or older -- with or without symptoms.

Tests are being administered at a handful of county locations and three sites inside El Paso city limits. The nasal swab tests continue to be conducted by the state contractor, HONU, inside city limits and by the Texas Military Department Mobile Testing Team in the county's rural communities.

State Testing Sites City of El Paso

No appointments needed, however, once the daily capacity is met the site will be closed for the day to additional testing.

• UTEP, off Schuster at the Spur 1966 roundabout, 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Dr., 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr., 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• SISD Student Activities Complex, Sunday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

State Testing El Paso County

The Drive-thru testing locations posted below will be operational from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the specific dates and locations only, and available on a first come, first serve basis. No appointment necessary, however, once the daily capacity of 500 is met the site will be closed to additional testing.

• Monday, October 19, El Paso County ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens
• Weds, October 21, Montana Vista Fire Station #2, 5411 Paso View Dr., El Paso
• Thurs, October 22, Horizon First Baptist Church, 17018 Darrington Rd., Horizon City
• Fri, October 23, West Valley Fire Department, 510 Vinton Rd., Anthony
• Monday, October 26, El Paso County ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens, TX

Additionally, the Texas Military Department Mobile Testing Team is also conducting tests at the Eastside Sports Complex at 14380 Montwood, near the intersection of Montwood and John Hayes. Testing is being done 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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