El Paso County is starting to see some progress in its COVID-19 testing numbers, but city and county official say now is not the time to let your guard down.

The virus is still very much in our community, which is why local health authorities are encouraging anyone who has not been tested to get tested.

Officials say it not only helps expose hotspots and track outbreaks, but 1 in 4 carriers do not show symptoms of being positive and therefore unknowingly contribute to community spread.

Where to Get Tested For Free in El Paso County - Aug. 24-31

These drive-thru testing locations will be operational from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and available to people with or without symptoms on a first come, first serve basis. No appointment necessary.

Monday, August 24
West Valley Fire Station; 510 Vinton Road, Vinton, TX

Tuesday, August 25
Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Road, Horizon City, TX

Wednesday, August 26
El Paso County ESD #2 Fire Station; 11440 N. Loop, Socorro, TX

Thursday, August 27
El Paso County ESD #2 Head Quarters, 16001 Socorro Rd, Socorro, TX

Saturday, August 29
Tornillo Elementary (gym), 19200 Cobb Ave, Tornillo TX

Sunday, August 30
MVFD Station 2, 5411 Paso View Dr., Montana Vista

Monday, August 31
West Valley Fire Station; 510 Vinton Road, Vinton, TX

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Walk-Up Testing Site - Aug. 24-29

For those who may not have a vehicle but for who mass transit is an option, a walk up hybrid site has been set up at the Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Dr., through August 29.

Like the rural county sites, it's open from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., it’s free and available to anyone, with or without coronavirus symptoms. The one difference is the Tobins location has a daily limit of 500 tests.

Where to Get Tested For Free within the City of El Paso - Aug. 24-29

The State of Texas, through its contractor HONU, is also testing through August 29. The State sites within the City of El Paso are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr.(1,000 per day)
SISD Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd. (1,000 per day)

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