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Free walk-up COVID-19 testing available this week in Port Arthur, Nederland

Free walk up COVID-19 testing is being provided by the City of Port Arthur and the State of Texas on Tuesday (June 12), officials announced.

Testing will be facilitated at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, located at 3401 Cultural Center Drive, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until administrators exhaust all testing supplies.

No pre-registration is required and those seeking testing do not have to live in Port Arthur.

“Simply show up, register on site and get tested,” officials say.

Additional COVID-19 testing will be available in the region Wednesday and Thursday.

The State of Texas is providing free COVID-19 testing Wednesday and Thursday at the Nederland Recreation Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Nederland Recreation Center is located at 2301 Avenue H.

No pre-registration is required and those seeking testing do not have to live in Nederland.

Officials ask participants to bring a form of identification and wear a mask.

On Monday night, Jefferson County reported there were 318 new cases and nine deaths reported through the weekend in the county

The 14-day average has increased to 137 – the increase in January has way surpassed the summer peak of 106.

Concerns about the virus continue in Mid-County and Port Arthur. As of Monday, the health reported six more deaths linked to COVID-19. Read the story at https://www.panews.com/2021/01/11/health-department-reports-half-dozen-covid-deaths-monday-morning-in-pa-mid-county/