More COVID-19 Testing Sites Established Across DFW

(City of Frisco)

FRISCO (WBAP/KLIF) – More COVID-19 testing sites are popping up across the metroplex.

A COVID-19 saliva testing site opened Monday in Frisco at the Dr Pepper Ballpark. The free, saliva tests will be administered Mondays – Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Testing is open to all North Texans, regardless of county or city residency. However, anyone interested in getting a free COVID-19 test is required to register for an appointment.

Frisco registration will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 1.

“There’s no fee or insurance required, and you don’t need to be a Frisco resident. Anyone is welcome; however, participants must register online to reserve a time slot,” said Battalion Chief Jake Owen, Frisco Fire EMS. “Also, do not eat, drink or use mouthwash 20 minutes before taking a swab collection. For many folks, this process may be more appealing than a nasal swab.”

The FDA-approved, test is an observed self-collected test. Participants will be provided testing materials and instructions when they arrive at the testing site and the sample collection will be self-administered.

In Dallas County, drive thru testing has moved from the university of Dallas to Eastfield college in Mesquite. The Ellis Davis Field House remains open for testing, as well.

The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County continue to expand COVID-19 testing for residents.

The city’s emergency response volunteers will continue to staff two COVID testing sites, with a total of 900 appointments available each day.

Tests are being administered at:

  • J.P. Elder Middle School
    • 709 N.W. 21st St.
    • 8 a.m.-noon
    • Aug 4 – 7
    • Tests will be limited to 450 per day.
  • Dickies Arena’s Chevrolet Parking Garage
    • 3464 Trail Dr.
    • 2 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Aug. 4 – 7
    • Tests will be limited to 450 per day.

City staff from Police, Fire and Code Compliance departments, along with certified city volunteers for emergency response, are staffing the sites and guiding patients through the self-administered saliva sample collection process. Tests are offered at no cost to the public; however, insurance information is collected, where possible.

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