Starting next week, those 65 and older will be tested first in COVID-19 testing sites across Hidalgo County.
County officials made the announcement in a Thursday news release outlining new requirements being implemented at COVID-19 testing sites.
To ensure residents receive their results in a timely manner, residents must now present a photo ID, physical address, phone number and email address to get tested.
Residents are encouraged to pre-register online at texas.curativeinc.com, according to the release
Beginning on Monday, July 6, all testing sites will be testing people 65 and over between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Testing will be open to the general public from 11 a.m. and will continue until testing supplies run out for that day.
The tests being conducted have switched from nasal swabs to oral swabs, the release stated. Along with outdoor mobile centers, the state has also added indoor testing facilities.
Residents will be screened if they have one of the following symptoms: fever and/or chills, cough, fatigue, body aches/muscles or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, nasal congestion, and loss of taste and/or smell.
Below are the upcoming dates and locations for Mobile testing sites:
- July 3: Isaac D. Rodriguez Park
1200 E. 6th St. Weslaco, TX 78596
- ·July 5: La Joya Fire Department
625 Expressway 83 La Joya, TX 78560
- July 10 – July 11: Robert Vela High School
801 Canton Rd. Edinburg, TX 78539
Below are the upcoming dates and locations for Indoor testing sites:
- July 6 – July 7: Mercedes Safe Dome/Recreational Center
1202 Vermont Ave. Mercedes, TX 78570
- July 8 – July 9: PSJA Memorial High School
800 Alamo Rd. Alamo, TX 78516
- July 4 (HALF DAY) and July 12: Alton Recreation Center
349 Dawes Ave. Alton, TX 78573