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County leaders urge those not exposed, with no symptoms to clear long COVID-19 testing sites

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Rio Grande Valley, residents have been waiting for hours at free testing sites for results. Now local leaders are asking those with no symptoms and no prior exposure to COVID-19 to avoid going to the testing sites.

“This is a situation a crisis that we never found ourselves in,” said Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. “We’ve seen over the last month and a half as we reopened the economy relaxing feeling less concerned that these spike in numbers is a complete result of what occurred.”

This week Cameron County testing will be at Los Fresno’s Fire Department. County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said the county has a daily limit on how many tests they can give.

“So, once they get that anywhere from 100-120. They will no longer take any testing,” he said.

Hundreds of people looking to get tested are turned away. To help with long lines county officials are urging those who are not showing symptoms to stay home.

“If you’re waiting in line because you don’t know and you’re not showing any symptoms you’re probably not doing anybody a service just because you’re scared,” he said.

If you have not been exposed or showing symptoms, including fever, cough or fatigue. Clearing the line helps those who are in need of help.

The county strongly recommends people shelter at home and continue to wear masks in public.

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