City of San Antonio to Open Federal Drive Through Testing Site January 18 at Alamodome with State and Federal Support

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SAN ANTONIO (January 14, 2022) - The City of San Antonio through the support of the Texas Division of Emergency Management will open a federal COVID-19 drive through testing site at 7 a.m. Tuesday, January 18 at the Alamodome in Lot C at Cherry Street and Montana. Appointments are required.

The federal drive through testing site will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until February 4. The site will close on January 22, 28, 29 and 30 for previously scheduled events at the Alamodome.

To register for an appointment, visit: or call 1-800-635-8611.

"Metro Health is grateful to the Texas Division of Emergency Management in working with us to offer an additional COVID-19 testing location to the community. This added support allows the city of San Antonio to address the increased demand for testing due to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant," Metro Health Director Claude A. Jacob said. "We would also like to thank our partners at the San Antonio Fire Department for their tireless commitment and assistance which made this testing site possible in order to further protect residents."

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Bexar County is one of six counties approved to have a federal testing site established as requested by Governor Greg Abbott.

The testing site will use a shallow nasal PCR test. Results are anticipated to be returned within 48 hours. Results for tests done on Sunday will be provided within 72 hours. The current testing capacity at the Alamodome is 1,200 tests per day with the option to expand as needed.

Because of the highly contagious Omicron variant, Metro Heath encourages individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and, if you are eligible, get a booster for extra protection. Also, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested; and if you are sick, stay home.

To find a COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic or testing location, visit or call 311 and select option 8.

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