The location, Metz Elementary, was one of 12 community sites opened by Austin Public Health to provide free COVID-19 testing. In February, APH consolidated several testing sites onto the Metz Elementary campus.
In the last two years, APH administered 200,836 COVID-19 PCR tests at these sites, according to a press release. APH has also distributed 52,473 COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits. APH’s work has been part of Austin’s multimillion-dollar response to the pandemic.
APH said in the press release that it has the ability to set up additional testing resources in the event of a surge in COVID-19 spread.
Community members can receive free at-home test kits through the APH Neighborhood Services Unit while supplies last. Those sites can be found here.