COVID-19 Testing availability for Labor Day Weekend; Public Health call centers remain open as well

Thursday afternoon, officials with the Department of Public Health shared that the City and State COVID-19 testing sites will have a modified schedules for Labor Day.

The three (3) State testing sites within the City of El Paso have extended their operations through September 15, 2020 and will be open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

Two State sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Nations Tobin Recreation Center; 8831 Railroad Dr., El Paso, TX
  • El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr., El Paso, TX

The State testing site located at Socorro Independent School District’s Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd., will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday – Friday, closed Saturday.

No appointments are needed for the State sites. Testing is free and available to members of the community with or without COVID-19 symptoms. The tests, which are conducted by the State contractor HONU, collect nasal samples and results will be provided via email within 2-3 days.

The public is reminded to check their junk/spam email folders for the emailed test results. If residents do not have an email, they will receive a phone call. For additional assistance regarding for the HONU results, email [email protected] or call the help line at (844) 778-2455.

The two (2) City testing sites will be closed on Labor Day and resume on Tuesday, September 8.

The free testing sites are available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents with or without symptoms will need to schedule an appointment by calling (915) 212-0783 and asked which of the two City testing sites they wish to visit:

  • City Testing Eastside Site; 301 George Perry Blvd.
  • City Testing Westside Site; 7400 High Ridge Dr.

Test results for the City sites will be provided within 24 to 72 hours. Information on how to obtain results will be provided at the City sites at time of appointment and on

For more information about the various alternative testing sites throughout the community click here or visit

Residents are also able to call the 21-COVID hotline which remains available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Residents are also able to call 2-1-1, 24 hours, 7 days a week.