You've probably heard El Paso County is seeing a ridiculous surge in positive virus cases. The county continues to set record highs for active COVID-19 cases, and hospitalizations are at an all-time high.

In response to both the alarming rise in new cases and to help meet the recent high demand for COVID tests, a handful of new testing sites have been opened. No-cost testing is available to any resident of El Paso County 5 years or older -- with or without symptoms. No appointment is needed.

Nasal swab tests are being administered by the state contractor, HONU, and by the Texas Military Department Mobile Testing Team.

Open Daily, 7 Days a Week - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drive-thru testing. 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
• Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Dr.
• El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr.
• SISD Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle
• Eastside Sports Complex, 14380 Montwood
• Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. (use back entrance off Fonseca Dr.)

Open Mon- Fri - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

• Region 19 Kenworthy Complex

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 26, El Paso County ESD #2 Fire Station, 11440 N. Loop
• Wednesday, October 28, San Elizario Fire Station, 1415 San Antonio St, San Eli
• Thursday, October 29, El Paso County ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens

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