First Week Of February Brings New COVID-19 Testing To Big Bend Region

By Public Radio Staff

Upcoming public testing for the coronavirus will take place in Alpine, Marfa, and Fort Davis.

Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until supplies run out. During recent rounds of testing, some locations have seen long lines form, so local officials advise arriving early.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged — last time around, testing workers were turning away people at 4 p.m. if they weren’t registered, but allowing those who had registered ahead of time to stay in line.

You can pre-register using this link — just select your testing location from the list once it becomes available. If you don’t pre-register, medical attendants will likely ask you to do so on your phone while you wait in line.

Testing locations:

Alpine: Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 3

  • Alpine Fire Station, 102 S. Second Street, 79843.

Marfa: Thursday, Feb. 4

  • Presidio County Courthouse, 300 Highland St. Note different location from last round of testing.

Fort Davis: Friday, Feb. 5

  • Fort Davis Fire Station, 200 Court Ave.,  79734.

Correction: An earlier version of this post listed the wrong location for the Marfa testing site. It has since been updated.

Since April, testing for the coronavirus in the Tri-County area has largely been provided by the state. (Carlos Morales / Marfa Public Radio)

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