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Department of Health provides COVID-19 testing Sunday in Portales

PORTALES (KSEL)- The New Mexico Department of Health will provide drive-thru screening for the COVID-19 virus on Sunday, July 5 at the Portales Public Health Office for essential workers, contacts to COVID-positive patients, and childcare workers from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Testing is available to New Mexico residents regardless if they have COVID-19 symptoms or not. Residents, however, should particularly consider being tested if they have any combination of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

All testing is still FREE OF CHARGE to anyone getting the test, and anyone can get tested, whether they have insurance or not. Please remember to bring your insurance card with you when you get tested and to limit two people per vehicle to avoid unnecessary risk for viral spread. If not traveling alone, also wearing facemasks can help to further reduce the chance of spreading the virus to your passengers.


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