A Texas National Guard mobile testing team will set up at the Schleicher County Civic Center on Friday, May 15. It will be the second round of coronavirus/COVID-19 testing held in Eldorado in as many weeks.

The first round took place on Wednesday, May 6th, also at the Civic Center. 17 persons were tested that day, with all of those test returning negative.
Schleicher County Judge Charlie Bradley emphasizes that testing is free and individuals do not have to have symptoms in order to be tested.

Participants will be screened, however, to see if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever and/or chills; cough (dry or productive); fatigue; body aches/muscle or joint pain; shortness of breath; sore throat; headaches; nausea/vomiting/diarrhea; nasal congestion; and loss of taste and/or smell.

Testing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 5 p.m. You must make an appointment, which can be done through the registration site or by calling 512-883-2400.

The Civic Center is located two miles south of Eldorado on U.S. 277. Those who go for testing are urged to use the entrance north of the rodeo arena and to follow the signs from there.

Beginning Thursday morning, May 14th, persons wanting to be tested may make an register by calling 512.883-2400 or online at txcovidtest.org.

In April, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the activation of about 1,200 Texas National Guard members to assist in mobile testing teams spanning the state. Each team is made up of medical professionals and guard members.