Drive-up COVID-19 testing opens up in Montague County

A tent was set up in the Nocona General Hospital where the State Department of Emergency Management has set up COVID-19 testing. (Photo by Tommy Yowell)

In an effort to help slow the growing tide of COVID-19 cases in Montague County, a free testing program will be operating three days a week through December.
Montague County Judge Kevin Benton said this program is being offered through the Texas Department of Emergency Management, with the testing site set up in the parking lot at Nocona General Hospital.
Cheek swab testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays starting Nov. 17. Benton said it will continue through December. A person does not have to have symptoms to be tested.

Montague County had 47 confirmed active cases and three probable based on the state health report on Tuesday.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

2 Comments on Drive-up COVID-19 testing opens up in Montague County

  1. 47 active. Why aren’t they under the mask mandate? Why are they allowing these hugh gatherings of prople, not wearing masks?

  2. They are under a mask mandate.
    County isn’t enforcing it and it has no way to punish people for not wearing them. So it is pretty much just a suggestion.
    The governor’s mask mandate pretty much tied local hands.
    As for large groups, search me. Not much common sense on some things. If some people are not in a high risk group they could care less. And some don’t think it is a problem.

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