Thousands utilize free coronavirus testing in The Woodlands area

A second Curative mobile testing clinic is coming to The Woodlands on Dec. 14. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
A second Curative mobile testing clinic is coming to The Woodlands on Dec. 14. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

A second Curative mobile testing clinic is coming to The Woodlands on Dec. 14. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Since opening its free testing mobile clinic Oct. 23, testing company Curative has tested nearly 20,000 people around The Woodlands area.

According to Natalie Greene, Curative Texas growth manager, the current testing site at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. is testing up to 700 tests per day.

"However, we saw a spike in demand prior to the Thanksgiving testing and tested 1,244 in one day," Greene said.

Information provided from Greene indicates that of the ZIP codes The Woodlands consists of, residents in the 77381 ZIP code have utilized the testing the most at 13.49% of the total.

The free testing clinic is not limited to just area residents, however, as nearly a third of those taking part are not in The Woodlands ZIP codes.

As of Dec. 3, Curative had performed 19,446 tests, and Greene said she was confident that more than 20,000 would be performed before the end of the week.


Greene noted that at this time, appointment slots for testing at the mobile clinic may be full, but walk-up testing is still available.

Curative will begin offering a second free mobile testing clinic at Sterling Ridge Park and Ride on Dec. 14, which will run through Jan. 31.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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