GREENWOOD, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – More residents in West Texas will have access to drive-thru testing, Midland County officials announced Tuesday.
Drive through testing will be available to residents of Greenwood and surrounding communities on May 3.
Justin Bunche with the Midland County Emergency Management department says the state was going to put the mobile testing site in another county, but that county was unable to find a location.
County officials say they chose Greenwood because it could potentially provide additional access to testing for residents in other rural communities around Midland.
“One of the reasons we are doing this out in Greenwood is because Glasscock County, Reagan County, and Upton County at this time do not have mobile testing,” Bunche said. “So we put it out in that location to give them closer access to that testing facility.”
The testing site will be set up at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Station, 3103 FM 1379 on May 3.
Additionally, like many other drive-thru testing sites in the Permian Basin, Bunche says residents must have an appointment before they visit the testing site.
Residents who believe they need to be tested can call 512-883-2400 to be screened.