Hays County to offer free COVID-19 testing for 10 additional days

Free COVID-19 testing will be available in Hays County for 10 additional days. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
Free COVID-19 testing will be available in Hays County for 10 additional days. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)

Free COVID-19 testing will be available in Hays County for 10 additional days. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hays County announced June 24 that there will be 10 additional days of free COVID-19 testing available in the county offered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Army National Guard.


Free tests will be available for individuals who are 5 years of age or older. No preregistration will be required to get tested. In addition, individuals who want to get tested do not have to be experiencing symptoms or be county residents.

Free testing will be available on the following dates:




  • from 11 a.m.-5 p.m June 27 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 28-July 1 at Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle

  • from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12-July 16 at San Marcos High School, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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