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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Free, walk-up COVID-19 testing available this Saturday in Galveston

GALVESTON, TX – June 22, 2020 – Residents will be able to access free, walk-up testing for COVID-19 on Saturday, June 27 at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center.

The Texas Military Forces and the City of Galveston have partnered to offer free testing to residents at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center, 718 41st Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents will need to present a photo ID and provide an address so that test results may be mailed.

To get tested, people will not be required to prove citizenship or a Galveston residence. The testing will be available by walk up with no appointment necessary.

“We’re very appreciative of the Texas Military Forces for providing this testing and we encourage residents to get tested as we’re seeing more cases locally,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said.

The Galveston County Health District on Sunday reported 1,167 active cases in Galveston County and 218 active cases within the City of Galveston. Increased testing helps prevent future cases because those who test positive know to self-isolate and limit contact with others.

GALVESTON, TX - 22 de junio de 2020 - Los residentes podrán acceder a las pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 el sábado 27 de junio en el Wright Cuney Recreation Center

Las Fuerzas Militares de Texas y la ciudad de Galveston se han asociado para ofrecer pruebas gratuitas a los residentes en el Wright Cuney Recreation Center, 718 41st Street, de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. Los residentes deberán presentar una identificación con foto y proporcionar una dirección para poder enviar los resultados de la prueba.

Para hacerse la prueba, no se requerirá que las personas demuestren la ciudadanía o una residencia en Galveston. Las pruebas estarán disponibles sin cita previa.

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Galveston informó el domingo 1.167 casos activos en el Condado de Galveston y 218 casos activos dentro de la Ciudad de Galveston. El aumento de las pruebas ayuda a prevenir futuros casos porque aquellos que dan positivo saben que deben aislarse y limitar el contacto con los demás.

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