City of San Marcos to distribute free COVID-19 take-home tests Jan. 17

The Monday evening distribution will begin at 4 p.m. at San Marcos High School. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
The Monday evening distribution will begin at 4 p.m. at San Marcos High School. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

The Monday evening distribution will begin at 4 p.m. at San Marcos High School. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

The city of San Marcos will host a distribution of free take-home COVID-19 test kits Jan. 17 at San Marcos High School, 2601 Rattler Road, from 4:30-8 p.m. or until supplies run out.

Supplies are limited and tests are intended only for use by individuals experiencing coronavirus-related symptoms or who require a negative COVID-19 test to return to work, according to a city press release.


Gates to the high school will open at 4 p.m. The San Marcos Emergency Management department is providing the AccessBio CareStart COVID-19 antigen rapid diagnostic tests.

Any results obtained from the take-home tests should be reported to the Hays County Local Health Department online at www.hayscountytx.com/departments/local-health-department, according to the release.

The nonprofit Community Organizations Active in Disaster is assisting in the distribution drive.
By Eric Weilbacher

Editor, New Braunfels and San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

Eric joinedCommunity Impact Newspaper as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. He brings a passion for accurate, compelling story telling and human interest to his work.