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On Saturday, officials with the City of El Paso, in collaboration with Houston United Medical Memorial Center (UMMC), the County of El Paso, and U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar’s Office announced the opening a seventh COVID-19 testing site.
“We appreciate the partnership with the Office of U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar in order to bring crucial resources to our community,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.
“The City’s continued partnerships with local, state and federal partners have established several testing sites around the city and county to better serve our residents during this crisis. We encourage everyone to get tested and continue practicing the safety directive that has been implemented.”
At the request of the City of El Paso and the Office of Emergency Management, Houston UMMC partners will provide the necessary assets and resources to expand COVID-19 testing in El Paso.
The free drive-thru testing site is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and is located at the County SportsPark, 1780 North Zaragoza (Entrance off of Joe Battle Boulevard).
Officials share that no appointments are needed, and testing is free and available for anyone 5 years or older with or without symptoms.
The Sportspark will allow for up to 1,000 tests per day. While no appointments are needed, the public is encouraged to arrive early as tests are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Test results will be provided via email within 2-3 days. For assistance regarding test results email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (833) 213-0643.
For more information, on alternative testing locations visit www.epstrong.org.