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Texas National Guard mobile COVID-19 testing coming to Ballinger, Anson this weekend
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Who Needs to be Tested for Coronavirus?
The Texas National Guard will be operating two mobile coronavirus COVID-19 test sites in the Big Country on Saturday and Sunday for people who are screened via a telephone number.
Testing will be conducted 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Runnels County Community Center in Ballinger. The center is at 200 Crosson Ave.
A station will be operational 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Anson Fire Station, 1102 Avenue I.
More: Coronavirus COVID-19: How affecting Abilene, the Big Country
Participants must first call 512-883-2400 to be screened for symptoms and risk factors and schedule an appointment. Screening also is available at txcovidtest.org. Only people who have exhibited at least one COVID-19 symptom will be tested, according to information from the Anson Police Department.
The Texas National Guard established a mobile unit at Eastland Memorial Hospital on Friday.
The state is sending National Guard units to rural areas with limited COVID-19 testing supplies.
Laura Gutschke is a general assignment reporter and food columnist and manages online content for the Reporter-News. If you appreciate locally driven news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.
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