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Mobile COVID-19 testing site opens in East Texas; sites planned tomorrow in Marshall, Henderson, & Carthage

Taiwan McCall, left, useless a nasal swab to test James Reese for COVID-19 in the Harlem...
Taiwan McCall, left, useless a nasal swab to test James Reese for COVID-19 in the Harlem section of New York, Monday, April 20, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers would need to be tested for the coronavirus daily before city officials could start to loosen restrictions that have shuttered most workplaces and forced residents to cover their faces in public, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Updated: Apr. 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM CDT
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East Texas. (KSLA) -As Texas begins to reopen businesses under the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, counties in East Texas are opening more coronavirus testing sites in three counties.

A mobile testing site for the coronavirus opened Friday, April 24 at First Baptist Church in Carthage, on 256 S. Market St.

The testing site will be open until 5 p.m. and testing is being done only by appointment. You can schedule an appointment by calling (512) 883-2400 or by visiting txcovidtest.org.

The testing is available for anyone who is showing symptoms of an active infection. Those include:

  • fever and/or chills
  • cough (dry or productive)
  • fatigue, body aches/muscle or joint pain
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • headaches
  • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • nasal congestion
  • and loss of taste and/or smell

Saturday, April 25, in Harrison County the Marshall Convention Center on 2501 E End Blvd South, is also be testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday Henderson County testing will also be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 207 W. Main Street.

You will need to schedule an appointment before being tested at both sites.

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