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Posted on: June 16, 2020

COVID Testing Site Tests over 700 Sunday, More Tests Scheduled

COVID-19 Testing Schedule Final Graphic with location/time details

City of San Marcos officials announced that the free COVID-19 testing site at Bonham Pre-k school on Sunday, June 14 tested at least 701 people throughout the day. The testing was coordinated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), the Texas National Guard, Hays County, San Marcos CISD, and the City of San Marcos.

“Our first mobile site in San Marcos tested more people in one day than any other drive-thru test site in Texas and that’s an amazing accomplishment,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Rachel Ingle. “This one-day response shows the importance of offering additional free testing opportunities for our community and we thank Superintendent Cardona and SMCISD for providing the facilities for the event.”

Additional free testing opportunities will be available throughout Hays County this week at the sites listed below with access to drive-up and walk-up testing lanes at each location:

  • Simon Middle School, 3839 East FM 150, Kyle – Wednesday, June 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Uhland Elementary, 2331 High Road, Uhland – Thursday, June 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • McCormick Middle School, 5700 Dacy Lane, Buda – Friday, June 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Bowie Elementary, 4020 Monterrey Oak, San Marcos – Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Additional Location Details May be Forthcoming)

Appointments are required for the drive-up testing with registration starting 24 hours in advance of the test date. To make an appointment, call 512.883.2400 or visit www.txcovidtest.org. Appointments for walk-ups are also recommended to expedite the process but not required.

Results are expected to be available to participants 10-25 days following the testing which is being administered by the Texas National Guard.

More free testing opportunities are expected to be announced for Hays County soon. As TDEM continues to offer free testing sites across the state, Texans can visit www.covidtest.tdem.texas.gov to find the test collection location nearest them.

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov.

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