MONAHANS — State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) is reminding West Texans that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Military Department are deploying a mobile testing team to Monahans on Saturday, May 9th, and have coordinated their efforts with Ward County Judge Greg Holly.
“These tests are available to anyone showing even one COVID-19 symptom,” Landgraf said. “I’m grateful that our state health leaders are prioritizing the rural parts of Texas. This is a necessary step in controlling the spread of COVID-19.”
The testing site will be located at the Ward County Event Center at 1525 E. Monahans Parkway in Monahans on May 9th. Testing at this location is available by appointment only for any individual experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms. Those interested in testing may make an appointment by phone at (512) 883-2400 or online through: https://txcovidtest.org/.
“These tests will give us a clear picture of the spread of infections across West Texas, ensuring we have the resources we need in our fight against the virus,” Landgraf continued. “Judge Holly has shown tremendous leadership on this issue, and that’s a major reason why Ward County is in such a strong position when it comes to COVID-19.”
On April 20th, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas National Guard would be mobilizing to create these COVID-19 mobile testing teams. The teams are designed to focus on both rural areas that have not had access to testing and areas where an active outbreak requires additional testing capacity.