SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Metro Health is opening three more COVID-19 test sites in San Antonio, upping the total announced since last week to six.
The health department announced the opening of three sites last week with plans for three additional sites to open.
The push for mass test sites as Bexar County, much like the rest of the nation, is dealing with a surge of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, causing a shortage of home tests and long lines at testing centers around town.
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The test sites are walk-up only. Officials said that results would typically be provided within 24 hours, but city officials said today that results may take up to two to three days due to increased testing volumes and other logistical factors such as severe weather.
The new mass testing sites will be located at:
The three sites opened last week are located at:
The mass testing locations are all operated by Community Labs. There are also 17 test sites operated through Curative Lab. Appointments must be made prior to testing.
City officials are also urging residents to be vigilant about where they are getting tested as scam test sites have begun popping up around town. These scammers are seeking to get information off of ID cards and do not actually provide any actual testing.
“We’ve been keeping a close eye on the pandemic throughout the entire response which has allowed us to adjust and leverage resources when they are needed,” said Metro Health Director Claude A. Jacob. “Within a week, Metro Health’s six new test sites have increased dramatically the testing capacity in our community. We can contain this pandemic through testing, masking up and getting vaccinated.”
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