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City of San Antonio COVID-19 testing sites will now only test people experiencing symptoms

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Sunday, July 5, 2020

City of San Antonio COVID-19 testing sites will now only test people experiencing symptoms

CONTACT: For members of the media, please contact:
covid19media@sanantonio.gov

Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 

For questions from the general public, please contact:
COVID-19@sanantonio.gov
COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779

 

SAN ANTONIO (July 5, 2020) – Starting on Monday July 6th, all COVID-19 testing sites managed by the City of San Antonio will require people to have COVID-19 symptoms in order to be tested at the free City operated locations. These locations include the Freeman Coliseum and two new locations at Kazen Middle School and Cuellar Community Center.

The two new locations on the south and west side have been added for the month of July where free COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. These locations do not require an appointment and will test up to 300 people per day. More information about testing is available at covid19.sanantonio.gov.

  • Kazen Middle School - 1520 Gillette Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78224
  • Cuellar Community Center- 5626 San Fernando St. San Antonio, TX 78237 

Prioritizing people who have symptoms helps make sure they are tested as soon as possible to then isolate or connect them with their health provider if treatment is needed. The high demand for no cost testing has at times not allowed people with symptoms to be tested expeditiously. 

“Taking a COVID-19 test will give you results from a moment in time. A person who has been exposed to the virus needs to quarantine for 14 days from that exposure regardless of a negative COVID-19 test.” said Assistant City Manager Dr. Colleen Bridger. “If you have insurance, please contact your healthcare provider to seek a test. The no cost testing sites are intended to bring access to those who may not have insurance or a primary healthcare provider.”

In addition, the City of San Antonio has an online self-screening tool that can help a person determine if they should get tested for COVID-19. This helpful screening tool can be found at https://covid19test.quacito.com/. This tool does not replace medical care if a person is feeling ill. A healthcare provider should be visited if symptoms worsen or if underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease, or heart disease is a factor in the person’s medical history.

To view testing location options, visit the COVID-19 Portal. It is encouraged to make an appointment at most locations. For general information about COVID-19 call the COVID-19 hotline for more information at 210-207-5779. 

The updated hours of the COVID-19 hotline are: 

Monday- Friday:   8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 


 
FOUR WAYS TO SIGN UP FOR COVID-19 ALERTS

  1. Download the Ready South Texas app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores
  2. Text COSAGOV to 55000 to receive SMS text message updates
  3. Follow @COSAGOV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  4. Bookmark covid19.sanantonio.gov.

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