Two new free COVID-19 testing sites have opened, one at UTEP and another at the Eastside Sports Complex.

Expanded COVOD-19 testing sites have opened today at the request of Mayor Margo, the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of the Governor, and the Texas Department of Emergency Management.

Just last week, I went to get tested and noticed the wait lines were enormously long. I ended up at the Nations Tobin Recreation center and still waited in line for about 2.5 hours.

According to health officials, due to an increased demand for testing, the two new pop-up locations will “enable to reach at least 2,000 more residents” on a daily basis.

UTEP Testing Site:

  • Open Now
  • Monday through Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The site is located at the UTEP Schuster 1 Parking Lot off Schuster Avenue at the Spur 1966 roundabout, on the south side of the campus
  • No appointments are needed
  • Testing is free for residents with or without COVID-19 symptoms

Texas Military Department Site:

  • Open Now
  • Monday through Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Eastside Sports Complex at 14380 Montwood, near the intersection of Montwood and John Hayes.
  • Testing is free and available for anyone 5 years or older with or without symptoms.
  • Test results will be provided via email within 2-3 days. For assistance regarding rural test results email or call (833) 213-0643.

Other Testing Site Locations:

  • Nations Tobin Recreation Center; 8831 Railroad Dr., El Paso, TX
  • El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr., El Paso, TX
  • SISD’s Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd.

Test results from the State sites within the City will be provided via email within 2-3 days, for more information on HONU results, email or call the helpline at 844-778-2455.

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