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Tri-County Area Gets Another Round Of Free COVID-19 Testing

During the last public coronavirus testing in Presidio, over 550 residents were tested and the testing site soon reached its capacity for the day. (Carlos Morales / Marfa Public Radio)

By Public Radio Staff

For the second time this month, a mobile testing unit will make a swing through the Big Bend Region, stopping in Presidio, Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis this week.

Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until supplies run out. During recent rounds of testing, some locations have seen long lines form, so local officials advise arriving early and giving yourself plenty of time.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as it can speed up the testing process. You can pre-register using this link — just select your testing location from the list. If you don't pre-register, medical attendants will likely ask you to do so on your phone while you wait in line.

Testing locations:

Presidio: Tuesday, Jan. 19

  • Presidio Fire & EMS Station, 100 E. FM 170, 79845

Alpine: Wednesday, Jan. 20

  • Alpine Fire Station, 102 S. Second Street, 79843.

Marfa: Thursday, Jan. 21

  • Marfa Visitors Center, 302 S. Highland Ave., 79843.

Fort Davis: Friday, Jan. 22

  • Fort Davis Fire Station, 200 Court Ave.,  79734.