ODESSA — 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 Odessa on Saturday, May 2nd.
“I’m thankful that our community is receiving this important and necessary service from the state,” Landgraf said. “Knowledge is power, as they say, and these tests will provide actionable information that will directly impact public health in a positive way, giving us one more tool to limit the impact of COVID-19.”
Testing in Odessa will be conducted inside Barn C of the Ector County Coliseum located at 4201 Andrews Highway on Saturday, May 2nd. 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/.
“Even if you are exhibiting just one symptom, whether it be a cough, trouble breathing, or a loss of taste or smell, you can set up an appointment to get a test,” Landgraf continued.
This mobile testing has been working across West Texas since last weekend, including Andrews on Friday.
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.