NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The state plans to expand drive-thru testing for COVID-19. The new locations are expected to be in Roswell and Las Vegas, with possible sites on Albuquerque’s West Side, Taos, and Las Cruces.

Right now, there are six drive-thru testing locations, capable of doing about 700 tests a day. Those locations are in Albuquerque at the PresNow facility on Coors, at the Presbyterian Española Hospital, Christus St. Vincent, Holy Cross Hospital in Santa Fe, San Juan Regional Medical Center, and the Gallup Indian Medical Center.

On Wednesday, March 18 three Optum New Mexico locations reopened for testing in Albuquerque near I-25 and Paseo, Tramway and I-40 and in Rio Rancho.

On Thursday, March 19 NMDOH will be offering testing in Las Vegas, New Mexico from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Middle School located at 947 Old National Road.

Additionally, on Thursday, March 19 NMDOH will provide testing at the Wool Bowl Stadium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this event, traffic is asked to enter from Garden Street and will exit onto Grand Ave.

The health secretary says you should only go to one of these sites if you feel symptomatic and have already called a doctor or the state hotline at 1-855-600-3453. With allergy season underway it is important to know you’re not just dealing with seasonal allergies.

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