New covid testing sites for Clovis, Portales
Last updated 11/4/2020 at 9:41pm
State and U.S. Department of Health officials have partnered to launch an expanded COVID-19 testing effort, according to a DOH news release. Its goal is to drive down positivity rates and turn “red” counties to “green” and restore the economy of the region, the release stated.
Beginning Thursday, the Department of Health will establish 12 new testing sites across southern New Mexico counties, where skyrocketing positivity rates indicate the virus is spreading rapidly.
“We are working around the clock to expand New Mexico’s testing capacity,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “Testing in New Mexico has been and will always be free. It must be accessible and easy. We’re always working on improving that. And together we will beat back this awful virus.”
The following new testing sites locally will run Thursday and are currently scheduled through Sunday. Residents must pre-register for a test at http://www.doineedacovid19test.com .
Clovis: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Clovis Community College Gymnasium, 417 Schepps Blvd.
Portales: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Stadium, 1751 W. University Drive.
Visit cv.nmhealth.org for more information on testing sites and behavioral health resources.