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New Southeast Austin test site opening

Friday, September 18, 2020 by Tai Moses

Next Tuesday, Sept. 22, Austin Public Health will be opening an additional neighborhood Covid-19 testing site at the old Montopolis neighborhood center at 1416 Montopolis Drive. (Health officials caution community members not to confuse it with the new Montopolis Recreation Center, which is not a testing site!) The test site will be in operation Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursdays 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays 4-7 p.m. While arriving in a car is not necessary, there are a limited number of slots available without an appointment, so APH encourages people to sign up for an appointment in advance. Stephanie Hayden, APH director, said in a news release, “The 78741 ZIP code is among the hardest hit by Covid-19 in Austin-Travis County.” This Montopolis testing site gives APH “another opportunity to reach people where they are and to ensure we are making testing available for all community members.”

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