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Two temporary testing locations open

Monday, August 3, 2020 by Tai Moses

Austin Public Health has partnered with the Texas Military Department and Texas Division of Emergency Management to open a free walk-up Covid-19 testing site at Del Valle Middle School at 5500 Ross Drive, operating for two weeks from Aug. 3-16, 10 a.m-4 p.m. every day. The site will have the capacity to test 800 people a day, first come, first served. Del Valle residents do not need an appointment or referral. TDEM and APH have also partnered with the city of Pflugerville to open a walk-up testing site at The Pfield in Pflugerville, 1440 W. Pecan St., Monday, Aug. 3, to Saturday, Aug. 8., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. The Pfield site can test 300 people a day on a first-come, first-served basis. APH reminds the community, “People who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, who have symptoms of Covid-19, or are an older adult or a person of any age with certain underlying medical conditions, including chronic diseases, an immunocompromised state, or obesity should get a Covid-19 test.”

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