• March 2, 2021
 COVID-19 Testing schedule for the Christmas, New Year Holidays

COVID-19 Testing schedule for the Christmas, New Year Holidays

Several COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1, in observation of the Christmas and New Year holidays, but will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday, January 2, 2021.

The City will close the East Side testing site, 301 George Perry Blvd., and the West Side testing site, 7400 High Ridge Dr., on December 25 and January 1. Holiday hours for the City sites on December. 24 and December 31 will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointments are required for the City testing sites and can be made by scheduling online.

All State testing sites will be closed on December 25 and January 1, 2021. Holiday hours are as follows, December 24 and December. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. State sites will resume regular hours on Saturday, January 2. The State testing sites, regularly open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday, are listed below:

  • Ascarate Park, 6800 Delta, El Paso, TX
  • El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr., El Paso, TX
  • Nation Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Dr., El Paso, TX
  • SISD Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd., El Paso, TX
  • UTEP Schuster 1 Parking Lot (near the Shuster Avenue and Spur 1966 Roundabout), El Paso, TX
  • Eastside Sports Complex, 14380 Montwood, El Paso, TX
  • Region 19 Kenworthy Complex, 9776 Kenworthy, El Paso, TX

All State Rural testing sites will be closed on December 24 through December 25, December 31 and January 1, 2021. State Rural sites will resume regular hours on Saturday, January 2. The State Rural sites, regularly open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, are listed below:

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

Health officials strongly advise the public to stay home during the upcoming holidays and not gather with loved ones who don’t live in the same household.

While the number of cases has slowed down, health officials are urging the community to get tested at any of the free testing sites. Infected persons with little to no symptoms can still spread the virus to others and the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if the person is one of our most vulnerable residents such as our seniors, people with underlying health conditions and those who are immunocompromised.

For more information about where to get tested throughout the community and to make an appointment online to get tested at our city sites, please click here or visit www.EPStrong.org and click on the Testing and Treatment tab.

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