No cost COVID testing this Friday

    No cost COVID testing will be offered Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4102 Gibson Ln. Texarkana, TX 75503 (the old Excel ER next to Hopkins Ice House).

    Anyone experiencing symptoms can be tested for free, including fever and/or chills, cough, fatigue, body aches or muscle or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion, loss of taste and/or smell.


    Texarkana, Texas Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Eric Schlotter explains the need for more testing.


    “As the state begins the process of opening back up, we still have sick people in our community, and we still need more testing to understand where the hot spots for this virus might be and to know how to move forward from here,” Schlotter said. “This testing opportunity provided by the state is a great way for us to offer testing to our residents at no cost, and provide a lot of tests efficiently and quickly. I hope Bowie County will take advantage of it.”


    Residents seeking testing should register for a time to be tested by visiting or calling 512-883-2400 after Wednesday of this week.

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