With COVID-19 still very much in our community, local health authorities are encouraging everyone to get tested. Officials say it not only helps expose hotspots and track outbreaks, but 1 in 4 carriers do not show symptoms of being positive and therefore unknowingly contribute to community spread.

In response to the alarming rise in new cases and to help meet the recent high demand for coronavirus testing, the city and county have opened six new testing sites over the last two weeks. Most recently, the City of El Paso set up two new drive-thru locations; one at Memorial Park, and another at Eastwood Park (also known as Album Park).

No-cost testing is available to any resident of El Paso County 5 years or older -- with or without symptoms.

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.)
• El Paso County Sportspark; 1780 N. Zaragoza (use Joe Battle entrance)

Open Mon - Sat, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drive-thru testing. You must schedule an appointment by calling (915) 212-0783 or go online (www.EPStrong.org) and click on the “Schedule Testing” button.

• Memorial Park, 1701 N. Copia St.
• Eastwood/Album Park, 3110 Parkwood St.
• Butterfield Trail Air Cargo Center, 301 George Perry
• Westside Community Rec Center, 7400 High Ridge 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.

• Tuesday, November 3, Horizon First Baptist, 17018 Darrington, Horizon, TX
• Wednesday, November 4, ESD #2 Fire Station, 11440 N. Loop, Socorro, TX
• Thursday, November 5, Horizon First Baptist, 17018 Darrington, Horizon, TX
• Friday, November 6, ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens, TX
• Monday, November 9, MVFD Station 2, 5411 Paso View Dr., Montana Vista, TX

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