East Texas counties offering COVID-19 testing

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Lab technician James Donald, right, uses a nasal swab to test Hugo Marti for COVID-19, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the AHEPA Apartments in Miami. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo and Prime Care Family Medical Centers opened the free testing site to test the residents of the senior apartments. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Several East Texas counties are offering free drive-thru testing for COVID-19.

Nacogdoches County:

Mobile test collection will be offered Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Nacogdoches County Expo and Civic Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. Registration is required and all tests will be scheduled in advance.

The tests provided through this program are mouth swabs that do not require assistance.

When pre-registering online at TXCOVIDTEST.ORG you will be taken to a Texas state map. Please find the mobile testing site on the map, click on that icon and click the registration link. Please monitor TXCOVIDTEST.ORG for registration availability 1 to 2 days prior to testing date.

Polk County, Onalaska:

Mobile test collection will be available Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department, 181 Old Groveton Road S in Onalaska. Advance registration is preferred, though on-site registration will be available. You will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.

The procedure is a mouth swab.

If you have questions, contact Polk County Emergency Management at 936-327-6826.

Polk County, Livingston:

Mobile test collection will be available Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Polk County Emergency Management department, 602 E. Church Street in Livingston. Advance registration is preferred, though on-site registration will be available. You will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.

The test procedure is a mouth swab.

When pre-registering online at TXCOVIDTEST.ORG you will be taken to a Texas state map. Please find the mobile testing site on the map, click on that icon and click the registration link. Please monitor TXCOVIDTEST.ORG for registration availability 1 to 2 days prior to testing date.

If you have questions, contact Polk County Emergency Management at 936-327-6826.

Titus County:

Mobile test collection will be available Monday, August 10 through Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every day except Sunday, at the Mt. Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N Jefferson Avenue in Mt. Pleasant.

The procedure is a cheek swab.

There are no age limits, so younger children are welcome to be tested as well.

Check the state website to find a testing location near you.

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