Unfortunately the pandemic has NOT gone away, as it proven earlier this week with El Paso confirming the first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 hitting the Borderland. And as a result, there are many locations offering COVID testing just in case YOU need to get tested so here's everything you need to know.

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On the El Paso Strong website, they have listed a number of places you can go with or without an appointment:

  • The COVID clinics on 7380 Remcon, 9566 Railroad & the Yselta Clinic at 110 Candlelaria St are all open Monday-Saturday 8am to 5pm. They do offer free testing via appointment, which you can schedule one here.
  • UTEP is offering free COVID testing at 3333 N Mesa; the drive-up entrance for the site is from Sun Bowl Drive at Kern Place. Drive-up & walk up COVID testing is provided, no appointment is required but pre-registering is recommended to save time on waiting & people can pre-register at THIS link right here. Monday-Sunday 8:30am to 4pm.
  • The County Sports Park, 1780 N Zaragoza, Nations Tobin Park Park, 8831 Railroad Dr, or the Don Haskins Rec Center, 7400 High Ridge all offer drive-thru COVID testing, no appointment needed. Monday-Sunday 8:30am to 4pm.
  • Walgreens offer free COVID testing, but patients are required to schedule an appointment & fill out an online survey to determine eligibility. You can fill out the form here & schedule your appointment at your nearest Walgreens here.
  • CVS offers drive-thru COVID testing to both insured & uninsured patients but everyone must register online at the CVS Minute Clinic here.
  • Neighborhood Walmart Pharmacies offer drive-thru COVID testing every Tuesday & Thursday but you must schedule an appointment online.
  • The WE Medical Labs offer PCR & Rapid COVID testing by either appointment or walk-ins, insured or uninsured. You can schedule an appointment by visiting their website.
    • 2022 Murchison Drive, Ste. 116. Drive Thru: Monday-Friday 9am to 2pm. Walk-In Appointments: Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm
    • 1537 N. Zaragoza Rd, 1st Floor. Monday-Thursday 9am to 5am, Friday 9am to 2pm.
    • 4532 N. Mesa, 2nd floor. Monday-Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday 8am to 2pm.

It was also announced that the El Paso ISD will hold free COVID Vaccine clinics at elementary & middle schools, 3pm to 5pm, from January 21 to February 2nd. Students can go to any campus & students, parents & community members can attend the clinics.

  • Friday, Jan. 21 – Armendariz & Bassett middle schools; Rusk, Clendenin, Moreno, Barron, Travis & Crockett elementary schools.
  • Monday, Jan. 24 – Brown & Hornedo middle schools; Polk, Rivera, Western Hills, Putnam & Tippin elementary schools.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25 – Charles & Terrace Hills middle schools; Stanton, Duran, Collins, Torres & Newman elementary schools.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 – Henderson Middle School; Zavala, Clardy, Douglass, Hart, Hawkins & Herrera elementary schools.
  • Thursday, Jan. 27 – Canyons Hills & Wiggs middle schools; Park, Powell, Sunrise Mountain, Logan & Moye elementary schools.
  • Friday, Jan. 28 – Morehead, Guillen & Magoffin middle schools; Aoy, Coldwell, Hillside & Mesita elementary schools.
  •  Monday, Jan. 31 – Ross Middle School; Bliss, Milam, Cielo Vista, Lamar, Nixon & Hughey elementary schools.
  •  Tuesday, Feb. 1 – Richardson Middle School; and Tom Lea, Whitaker, Green, Johnson, Kohlberg and Lundy.
  •  Wednesday, Feb. 2 – MacArthur PK-8 & Haskins PK-8; Cooley, Guerrero, White elementary schools; Mesita ECDC; and Don Haskins Annex.

Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic: