COVID TESTING IN OUR AREA

By Steven Zimmerman

UPDATED: May 11, 2020

On May 13th you will be able to get tested at the San Elizario Fire Station located at 1415 San Antonio Road. Testing will be conducted between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The key change, which began today, is testing is open to all people, regardless of symptoms.

You cannot simply show up to the testing site and expect to be tested. You will need to either register, online, or over the phone at least twenty-four hours prior to May 13th. As both the phone number and online registration are handled in Austin, Texas, I would advise you to register up to three days before testing.

To be tested you must register at least twenty-four hours prior to testing. You may register by calling 512-883-2400, or by visiting https://txcovidtest.org/

Symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Chills
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Headache
Sore throat

If you develop any of these for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

New loss of taste or smell
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face

ALL TESTING LOCATIONS:

Those located at Walmart are:

4530 Woodrow Bean, in Northeast El Paso

1850 N Zaragoza Road, in East El Paso

7555 N Mesa Street, in West El Paso

May 11 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

  • Armijo Recreation Center and Pool; 710 E 7th Ave, El Paso, TX
  • Nations Tobin Park; 8831 Railroad Dr., El Paso, TX
  • Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library; 12480 Pebble Hills Blvd, El Paso, TX
  • Memorial Swimming Pool; 3251 Copper Ave., El Paso, TX

May 12 & 13 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

  • Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library; 12480 Pebble Hills Blvd, El Paso, TX
  • Memorial Swimming Pool; 3251 Copper Ave., El Paso, TX

May 14, 15 & 16 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

  • Armijo Recreation Center and Pool; 710 E 7th Ave, El Paso, TX
  • Nations Tobin Park; 8831 Railroad Dr., El Paso, TX
  • Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library; 12480 Pebble Hills Blvd, El Paso, TX
  • Memorial Swimming Pool; 3251 Copper Ave., El Paso, TX

Testing will also be available at the following locations in rural El Paso County:

May 12th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

  • El Paso County ESD #2 District Office; 16001 Socorro Road, Fabens, Texas 79838
  • Montana Vista Fire Station #2; 5411 Paso View Drive, El Paso, Texas 79938

May 13th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

  • San Elizario Fire Station; 1415 San Antonio Street, San Elizario, Texas 79849
  • Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, Texas 79928
  • West Valley Fire Department; 510 Vinton Road, Anthony, Texas 79821
  • Tiwahun Complex; 11200 Santos Sanchez Blvd, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, Texas 79927

May 19th (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):

  • Montana Vista Fire Station #2; 5411 Paso View Drive, El Paso, Texas 79938
  • Emergency Service District #2; 11440 N. Loop Drive, Socorro, Texas 79927

May 20th (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):

  • El Paso County ESD #2 District Office; 16001 Socorro Road, Fabens, Texas 79838
  • West Valley Fire Department; 510 Vinton Road, Anthony, Texas 79821

May 21st (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):

  • Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, Texas 79928
  • Emergency Service District #2; 11440 N. Loop Drive, Socorro, Texas 79927

May 22nd (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):

  • Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, Texas 79928