A totally free COVID-19 testing website opened Monday in a location experiencing one of Dallas County’s worst coronavirus break outs. Starting today, the new site at Mountain View College will be open
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Saturday, County Judge Clay Jenkins composed on Twitter. The college at 4849 West Illinois Ave. falls in the 75211 POSTAL CODE, where officials say several aspects, including a high number of big households who can’t self-isolate, have added to making the area’s primarily Latino citizens particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. The POSTAL CODE, encompassing parts of Oak Cliff and Cockrell Hill, is also house to a large population of essential employees, many of whom are without health insurance.
Another #COVID 19 testing area is opening tomorrow from 10am-2pm at Mountain View College, 4849 W Illinois Ave, Dallas, in collaboration with @TDEM and @CityOfDallas. There are no residency requirements. Starting Tuesday, the site will run 8am-2pm through Saturday.– Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) July 19, 2020 Free screening at the site, operated by the Texas Department of
Emergency Management, is offered to anyone. No identification or proof or residency will be needed to take a test. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson composed on Twitter that test outcomes should be offered within 4 days.
Extensive and rapid screening is essential to stemming the spread of COVID-19, according to health specialists. Considering that the start of the pandemic, long hold-ups in test results have frustrated action efforts across the state.