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Fort Worth, TX speeds up COVID-19 diagnosis and tracking with free saliva testing pilot

Fort Worth, TX Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Pilot

In Progress

City health officials carried out initial testing at J.P. Elder Middle School. The saliva test offers a two-day turnaround for results by app or in-person consultation. Tarrant County residents use a dedicated appointment form to schedule their tests. This pilot evaluated a testing method appropriate for all ages while cutting down on testing delays.

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Fort Worth, TX

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United States of America

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Tarrant County, TX

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Pilot program to offer saliva testing for COVID-19 | City of Fort Worth, Texas

Tarrant County residents can sign up to receive a free COVID-19 saliva test as part of a pilot program. Registration opens Sunday, and testing begins Tuesday.

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Program offering saliva testing for COVID-19 to be expanded | City of Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth and Tarrant County are partnering to expand free COVID-19 saliva tests to Tarrant County residents. Free testing is available at two locations, July 28-31. Appointments are required.

Project Succeeded

The pilot attracted 1,339 county residents in its first week. Fort Worth expanded capacity to 750 tests per day by adding appointments at Dickies Arena.

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