COVID-19 testing options expanded in Tarrant County, Fort Worth

Beginning August 30, city and county officials have added a number of free COVID-19 saliva testing sites that schedule appointments for September 1-4. (Community Impact Newspaper employee)

Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties have more novel coronavirus testing opportunities than they did earlier in the pandemic.

By August 30, city and county officials have added a number of free COVID-19 saliva testing sites that have set appointments for September 1-4. To schedule an appointment, Tarrant County residents can visit or call 817-248-6299 to schedule an appointment.

Saliva tests are available in the following locations:

September 1

Fort Worth ISD Scarborough-Handley Field Car Park, 6201 Craig St., Fort Worth. 8-11 a.m.

Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St., Fort Worth. 2 pm-5pm

September 2nd

City Northside Service Center, 309 Hillshire Drive, Haslet. 8-11 a.m.

Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth. 2 pm-5pm

September 3

La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Freeway, Fort Worth. 8-11 a.m.

Beth Eden Missionary Baptist Church, 3208 Wilbarger St., Fort Worth. 2 pm-5pm

September 4th

Congregation of God of Christ Church, 5301 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth. 8-11 a.m.

Hillwood Commons I, 9800 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth. 2 pm-5pm

And in addition, City and county officials have continued to track COVID-19 test sites in the area, including sites that offer free testing to local residents. More than 40 test sites are available in the Fort Worth and Tarrant County areas.

City officials say residents should consider getting tested if they have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. are employed as healthcare workers; are 65 years of age or older; or have chronic illnesses.

More than 66,000 residents in the county have been screened for COVID-19, according to Tarrant County Public Health. The majority of the people examined, more than 29,000, fall into the age group of 25 to 44 year olds. Another 18,950 residents between the ages of 45 and 64 were also examined.

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 screenings in the Tarrant County coverage area from Community Impact Newspaper.

For more information on COVID-19 testing in Tarrant County, please visit here.

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