Announcement from Comal County:
Paul A. Anthony, Public Information Officer
Free COVID-19 testing available Saturday in Bulverde/Spring Branch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 27, 2020:
NEW BRAUNFELS — A third one-day drive-through site in Comal County on Saturday will provide a free COVID-19 test to anyone who makes an appointment.
The site – set up by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas Department of State Health Services in coordination with Comal County and Comal Independent School District – will be at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 SH-46, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Those needing a test must call 512-883-2400 or visit www.txcovidtest.org beginning Thursday morning to register and receive an appointment time. Registrations will not be accepted until 48 hours before the site opens.
“This is a great opportunity for people on the west side of the county – including Bulverde, Spring Branch and the south side of Canyon Lake – to get a free COVID-19 test if they feel they need one,” said Jeff Kelley, Comal County’s emergency management coordinator.
The site is expected to 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.
Previous rounds in New Braunfels and Garden Ridge returned no positive tests among Comal County residents.