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Things you need to know about COVID-19 testing in Dallas County

The drive-thru testing sites in Dallas are now open to more people. Here's what you need to know before visiting one.
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COVID-19 drive thru-testing began Saturday in downtown Dallas.

Updated at 12:30 p.m. Monday with new testing criteria.

Where are the drive-thru testing sites located?

  • Parking Lot E at the  American Airlines Center, which is located at 2500 Victory Boulevard in Dallas.
  • The Ellis Davis Field House, which is at 9191 South Polk Street in Dallas.

What time are the sites open?

Both drive-thru testing sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

What are the criteria for getting tested in Dallas?

The two testing sites in Dallas have updated their criteria to lift restrictions on testing, according to city officials. 

Now, anyone who is exhibiting the below symptoms of the disease can be tested at either site:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Must show a temperature of 99.6 or higher

Dallas will accept people to be tested from other counties if they meet the criteria.

Parkland Hospital location:

  • Parkland Hospital offers drive-thru testing by appointment only for current Parkland patients who meet the medically necessary criteria with a Parkland physician’s order. 
  • First responders and healthcare workers can also be tested at this location. 
  • Parkland patients can contact the COVID-19 Patient Line at 214-590-8060.  

How long does it take to get test results?

  • It will take 3 days to get test results back. People should follow their doctor’s instructions during that waiting time.

Are there any coronavirus hotlines? 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

According to the CDC, these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.  

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of breath

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