Comal ISD's Canyon High School to serve as one-day COVID-19 testing site

Comal ISD has announced that Canyon High School will serve as a one-day drive-through COVID-19 testing site. The school will serve as a testing site for one day on Thursday, April 30, for anyone who would like to receive a free COVID-19 test. 

Appointments are required and will be scheduled beginning Tuesday, April 28.

Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone who makes an appointment next week. The tests are being made available in partnership with Comal County, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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“Since this unprecedented situation with COVID-19 began in March, we have been working closely with Comal County as well as other public and private entities to ensure we have a coordinated response,” said Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim. “This testing site partnership is a great example of how our working together benefits the residents of Comal County.”

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The site will test between 50 and 60 people. Before receiving an appointment, residents will be screened for the following symptoms: fever and/or chills; cough, dry or productive; fatigue; body aches or muscle or joint pain; shortness of breath; sore throat; headache; nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; nasal congestion; or loss of taste or smell.

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Those needing a test must call 512-883-2400 or visit www.txcovidtest.org beginning the morning of April 28 to register and receive an appointment time.

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