If you traveled over Thanksgiving and/or were part of a family get-together that consisted of family and friends not part of one household, the CDC recommends getting a COVID-19 test this week.

City and county officials are anticipating a post-holiday spike and the only way to really get a handle on a possible surge is through testing. Health officials are urging El Pasoans who gathered or feel they may have been exposed to the coronavirus to get tested regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.

Testing sites remain open throughout the city both with and without appointment, as well as two new fixed rural county testing locations -- one in Fabens, the other in Anthony -- and a third at the County Sportspark.

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 make an appointment by calling (915) 212-0783, or schedule one online.

• Central - Memorial Park, 1701 N. Copia St.
• East - Eastwood/Album Park, 3110 Parkwood St.
• East - Butterfield Trail Air Cargo Center, 301 George Perry
• West - Westside Community Rec Center, 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 Rural Testing Drive-Thru Sites

Testing is available Monday through Friday 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.

• West Valley Fire St., 510 Vinton Rd., Anthony, Tx
• ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens, Tx

County 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)

Testing is also being conducted at certain CVS and Walgreen’s pharmacies, Project Vida clinics, and WE Medical Labs in west El Paso. All require an appointment in advance. For additional information, visit EPStrong.org and click on the “Testing and Treatment” tab at the top of the page.

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