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State COVID testing in Killeen extended for two weeks

COVID testing drive thru
Posted at 8:53 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 09:53:48-04

KILLEEN, TX — The temporary COVID-19 state testing site in Killeen is set to continue for two more weeks. It will be open October 26 through November 6 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. WS Young Drive.

Registration can be completed in advance or on site at www.gogettested.com. Participants must provide a mobile phone number or valid email address when registering in order to receive test results.

Tests are administered while participants remain in their vehicles. A mouth swab is collected, so no eating or drinking at least 15 minutes prior to testing. Results are provided by text message or email within 48 to 96 hours.

While testing does not require individuals to be symptomatic, COVID-19 symptoms may include:

  • Fever and/or chills
  • Cough (dry or productive)
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches/muscle or joint pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Nasal congestion
  • Loss of taste and/or smell

All individuals at the mobile testing site must wear a mask including patients, passengers and personnel.

Mobile testing is a program of the State of Texas through the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas Department of State Health Services. The City of Killeen is providing local support to this effort.