ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The Odessa City Council approved of more Coronavirus testing during its meeting Tuesday night.
City officials say there will be eight testing events at various city parks between June 30 and July 30. Additionally, the city will host another eight testing events in the Fall, according to the release.
About 200 tests will be administered at each event and testing will be free.
The total cost of the mobile testing will be $718,400 and will be paid for using CARES funding from the federal government.
Currently, in Ector County, case numbers are on the rise. More than 80 cases were confirmed last week and through Tuesday of this week, officials have confirmed 71.
In addition to the mobile testing, Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week, due to the rising case numbers, another four cases of Remdesivir would be sent to the Midland-Odessa area to combat the virus.
Here are the dates and locations from the City of Odessa:
- June 30: Sherwood Park (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- July 2: Woodson Park (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- July 14: Salinas Park (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- July 16: UTPB Park (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- July 21: Lawndale Park (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- July 23: Floyd Gwinn Park (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- July 28: Slaton Park (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- July 30: Central Park (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)