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CommUnityCare relocates testing clinic

Friday, November 13, 2020 by Tai Moses

With students back to on-campus learning at Barbara Jordan Elementary, Central Health-affiliated CommUnityCare has moved its Covid-19 testing clinic to the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center at 7201 Colony Park Loop. Health officials said they moved the testing clinic so it would not “interfere with students, parents and teachers getting back into the classroom.” Yvonne Camarena, CommUnityCare’s chief operating officer, said in a news release, “Like most of the country, Austin is seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases and CommUnityCare wants to continue to make testing as accessible as possible, especially in Eastern Travis County.” The mobile health clinic has been operating at Barbara Jordan Elementary for nearly two years, and Covid-19 testing was added this spring. However, with the campus open again, CommUnityCare said there was not enough space in the parking lot for the mobile clinic, Covid-19 testing and traffic from parents, teachers and school staff. Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, which is run by the parks department, is next to Overton Elementary School. Testing is available on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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