EDINBURG – Hidalgo County announced new requirements being implemented to ensure residents receive their COVID-19 test results in a timely manner. To get tested, residents must now present a photo ID, physical address, phone number and email address.

The county urges residents to pre-register online here.

The county said starting on Monday, July 6, all testing sites will be testing people age 65 and over between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Testing will be open to the general public from 11 a.m. and will continue until testing supplies run out for that day.

Along with outdoor mobile centers, the state has also added indoor testing facilities. The tests being conducted have switched from nasal swabs to oral swabs, said the county.

Residents will be screened if they have one of the following symptoms: fever and/or chills, cough, fatigue, body aches/muscles or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion, and loss of taste and/or smell.

Here are upcoming dates and locations for Mobile testing sites:
July 3: Isaac D. Rodriguez Park, 1200 E. 6th Street in Weslaco
July 5: La Joya Fire Department, 625 Expressway 83 in La Joya
July 10 – July 11: Robert Vela High School, 801 Canton Road in Edinburg

Here are the upcoming dates and locations for Indoor testing sites:
July 6 – July 7: Mercedes Safe Dome/Recreational Center, 1202 Vermont Avenue in Mercedes
July 8 – July 9: PSJA Memorial High School, 800 Alamo Road in Alamo
July 4 (HALF DAY) and July 12: Alton Recreation Center, 349 Dawes Avenue in Alton