El Paso is starting to see progress in its fight against COVID-19; the positivity rate is down, and the number of new cases reported daily is fewer than it has been in months. But city and county official say now is not the time to start ignoring the mandates and guidelines that are still in place.

The virus is still very much in our community, and if we let our guard down now it could just as quickly come raging back. Which is why officials continue to encourage everyone to take advantage of the no-cost tests currently being offered, even if you don’t have any symptoms.

Not only does getting tested help expose hotspots and track outbreaks, but 1 in 4 carriers do not show symptoms of being positive and therefore unknowingly contribute to community spread.

State Testing Sites

State testing sites within the city will remain operational through September 15. No appointments are needed. Testing is free and available to anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms. Tests collected are nasal samples. Results within 2-3 days.

• Nations Tobin Recreation Center; 8831 Railroad Dr., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 days a week
• El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 days a week
• SISD Student Activities Complex, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday through Friday

City of El Paso Drive-Thru Testing

Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Testing is free and available to anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms. Appointments are required. Schedule at (915) 212-0783.

• Eastside, 301 George Perry Blvd (Butterfield Trail Air Cargo Center)
• Westside, 7400 High Ridge Dr. (Westside Community Rec Center & Dog Park)

El Paso County State Rural Testing Sites

The Drive-thru testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the specific dates and locations only. No appointment necessary, however, once the daily capacity of 500 is met the site will be closed to additional testing. Test results will be provided via email within 2-3 days.

• Tuesday, September 8, Montana Vista Fire Station #2; 5411 Paso View Drive, El Paso, TX
• Wednesday, September 9, West Valley Fire Department; 510 Vinton Road, Anthony, TX
• Thursday, September 10, El Paso County ESD #2 Fire Station; 11440 N. Loop, Socorro, TX
• Friday, September 11, EP County ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens, TX
• Monday, September 14, Clint Fire Station #1; 708 FM 1110, Clint, TX
• Tuesday, September 15, Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, TX

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