If you traveled over Christmas or New Years and/or were part of a family get-together that consisted of family and friends not part of that household, city and county officials recommend getting a COVID-19 test this week.

Health officials are anticipating a post-holiday spike and the only way to really get a handle on a possible surge is through testing.

El Paso’s Health authority, Dr. Hector Ocaranza is urging El Pasoans to get tested at any of the free testing sites listed below whether or not they have symptoms as infected persons with little to no symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

City of El Paso Drive-Thru Testing

Testing is conducted Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but you must first schedule an appointment online.

• East; 301 George Perry Blvd.
• West; 7400 High Ridge Dr.

State Testing Drive Thru-Sites

Testing is available daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to anyone 5 years or older. No appointments needed, however, once the daily capacity is met the site will be close.

• Ascarate Park, 6800 Delta
• El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr.
• Nation Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Dr.
• SISD Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd.
• UTEP, Schuster 1 Parking Lot, off Schuster at the Spur 1966 roundabout
• Eastside Sports Complex, 14380 Montwood
• Region 19 Kenworthy Complex; 9776 Kenworthy

State Saliva Testing

Want to get tested for COVID-19 but the thought of your nasal cavity being invaded keeps you from doing it? Then these are the sites for you.

The TDEM sites operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both are drive-through and offer testing for anyone with or without symptoms at no cost to the individual. Registration is required and can be done at online or by calling (267)362-5207

• Memorial Park; 1701 N. Copia
• ESD 2 Fire Station; 11440 N. Loop

UMMC Testing Site

Testing is available daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to anyone 5 years or older. No appointments needed, however, once the daily capacity is met the site will be close.

• County SportsPark, 1780 N. Zaragoza (Entrance off of Joe Battle Boulevard)

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