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City of San Antonio announces upcoming dates for asymptomatic individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at no cost testing sites

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Friday, October 9, 2020

City of San Antonio announces upcoming dates for asymptomatic individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at no cost testing sites

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 (October 9, 2020) – Beginning Tuesday, October 13th, the City of San Antonio’s no cost testing sites will expand hours for testing of asymptomatic individuals. No appointments are required for testing and will be on a first come first served basis. This testing expansion is a partnership between the City of San Antonio and Community Labs.
 
The testing sites accepting individuals with no symptoms seeking COVID-19 testing will be located at Cuellar Community Center and Ramirez Community Center. Individuals with or without symptoms will be able to use the City’s no cost test sites to access a less invasive nasal PCR tests at no cost to determine if they have contracted COVID-19. Nasal PCR tests have been approved by the FDA for testing of asymptomatic individuals.
 
 
Walk-Up Locations – No Appointment Required  -  October 13th - October 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 
Cuellar Community Center
5626 San Fernando St.
San Antonio, TX 78237
 
Ramirez Community Center
1011 Gillette Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78219 

As a reminder to the public, after being tested for COVID-19, it is important to:

1.    Assume you are positive until you get your test results back.
2.    Stay at home in a room away from other people and use a separate bathroom if you can. Isolate yourself from others, including not going to work until results are received. If you are facing hardships to finding a safe place to isolate from vulnerable people in your household, contact 311.  
3.    Identify close contacts. A close contact is anyone you spent 15 minutes or more with and were within six-feet distance. If you test positive, call people or places that you had close contact with. Let them know that they were exposed and that they should quarantine for 14 days. To identify a close contact, work backwards until two days before you showed symptoms.
4.    Monitor symptoms at least twice a day. If you have a prolonged fever, difficulty breathing or chest pains, call your medical provider or 911 if there is an emergency.
5.    Wash your mask daily and be sure to only touch the ties/ear loops as the inside and outside may be contaminated.
 
In addition, the City of San Antonio has an online self-screening tool that can be found at www.sanantonio.gov/covid19. 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.
 
For more information please visit the COVID-19 portal or Metro Health website.

 
 
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.

Public service announcements on physical distancing, prevention and testing are available here.

 

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