As the COVID-19 Vaccine begins to be administered in East Texas and across the country, its still important to get tested for COVID-19 so you can know your status and we have details on how you can get tested for free beginning Monday.

The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are providing free walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities for anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms according to an email we received from the City of Tyler.

The ongoing, walk-up testing site will take place at St. Louis Baptist Church, located at 4000 Frankston Hwy., starting Monday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Testing will occur Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The location will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1. Testing will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 and occur Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Testing is free and open to the public. You can register online at A face mask is required to enter the building. Persons being tested must have access to a cell phone as results will be returned by text message through TDEM.

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