We are still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and when you mix that with the arrival of flu and allergy season, it might be tough to tell which is which when you consider that some of the symptoms of the coronavirus are "flu-like".

That's why getting tested is IMPERATIVE if you are starting to suffer from any COVID-19 symptoms, and you can get tested for free in Copperas Cove on September 22nd.

We received information from the City of Copperas Cove that there will be another mobile testing site available at the Cove Fire Department located at 415 South Main Street beginning at Noon until 8:00 PM. You'll be asked to enter the driveway behind the fire station on 2nd street.

To be eligible for a free COVID-19 test, a person should be exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms:

Fever and/or chills
Cough (dry or productive)
Fatigue
Body aches/muscle or joint pain
Shortness of breath
Sore throat
Headaches
Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
Nasal congestion
Loss of taste and/or smell

Tests are free and can be set up by appointment by visting: https://texas.curativeinc.com/welcome.

If you need a test right away, the Cove House Free Clinic is offering COVID Testing on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. This is being offered at NO cost. However, an appointment is REQUIRED. Appointments may be made by calling 254-298-9865. If no one answers, please leave a message.