• October 19, 2020
 State COVID-19 public testing extended through October 31st

Photo courtesy State of Texas/DPH

State COVID-19 public testing extended through October 31st

City/County Health officials announced that the State testing sites within the City and County of El Paso have extended their operations through October 31, 2020.

At the ongoing request of El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of the Governor and the Texas Department of Emergency Management once again agreed to the additional testing.

No appointments are needed. 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.

Two sites will be 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 testing site located at Socorro Independent School District’s Student Activities Complex (SAC), 1300 Joe Battle Blvd., is open Sunday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Saturday.

However, the SAC location will be closed this Friday October 2, 2020.

Test results from the State sites within the City will be provided via email within 2-3 days, and the public is reminded to check their junk/spam email folders for the emailed test results. If they do not have an email, they will receive a phone call.

For additional assistance regarding for the HONU results, email Covid19Help@honumg.com or call the help line at (844) 778- 2455.

Additionally, the Texas Military Department Mobile Testing Team (TMD-MTT) is conducting additional testing in the El Paso County’s rural communities.

Testing is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

October 5

    • West Valley Fire Department; 510 Vinton Rd., Anthony, TX

October 6

    • Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, TX

October 7

    • El Paso County ESD #2 Fire Station; 11440 N. Loop, Socorro, TX

October 8

    • Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, TX

October 9

    • El Paso County ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens, TX

October 12

    • Montana Vista Fire Station #2; 5411 Paso View Dr., El Paso, TX

October 14

    • West Valley Fire Department; 510 Vinton Rd., Anthony, TX

October 16

    • El Paso County ESD #2 Fire Station; 11440 N. Loop, Socorro, TX

October 19

    • El Paso County ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens, TX

October 21

    • Montana Vista Fire Station #2; 5411 Paso View Dr., El Paso, TX

October 22

    • Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, TX

October 23

    • West Valley Fire Department; 510 Vinton Rd., Anthony, TX

October 26

    • El Paso County ESD #2 Fire Station; 11440 N. Loop, Socorro, TX

October 28

    • San Elizario Fire Station; 1415 San Antonio St., San Elizario, TX

October 30

    • El Paso County ESD #2 HQ, 16001 Socorro Rd., Fabens, TX

For assistance regarding rural test results email help@txcovidtest.org or call (833) 213-0643. For more information about alternative testing locations click here or visit  www.EPStrong.org.

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