Starr County to announce new Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Press Conference

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The STARR COUNTY testing center is a Drive thru and it is located in the parking lot of the South Texas College. Schedule to remain open for 30 days. The drive-thru testing center’s official hours are noon to 6 p.m., but if the demand increases, then officials will increase the hours. Photo courtesy Texas.gov

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STARR COUNTY, Texas – As a response to new Coronavirus cases and their continued preventive measures in Starr County, Judge Eloy Vera and Health Authority Dr. Jose Vazquez will be joined by local partners including Starr County Industrial Foundation, municipalities, and educational institutions to host a press conference to announce the relocation and expansion of the COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Site. The site previously located at the South Texas College Starr County Campus will be relocated and will resume testing at the Fort Ringgold Park site beginning June 1st at 12 p.m. 

These collaborative efforts in the community have resulted in establishing a proactive approach that has helped maintain the total number of cases in Starr County. As of June 2nd, 3:30 p.m., as reported by the County of Starr, 17 new active cases have been reported bringing the total to 37. Officials ask that citizens continue to practice the following safety recommendations: wear your mask, wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing and stay home as much as possible.

All previous protocols will remain in place for those seeking to be tested – individuals that have been exposed to someone that has tested positive and/or exhibit symptoms of the virus need a referral from a primary care physician or a qualified doctor in order to be eligible for testing that will be administered by trained medical professionals.

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Relocation of Starr County COVID-19 Testing Site

WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2020 

WHERE: Fort Ringgold Park – 1 Ringgold Park, Rio Grande City, TX 78582

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TIME: 11:00 a.m.

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