Free Testing

Residents wait in line for a free COVID-19 test at the Special Events Center in Killeen on Monday.

Free COVID-19 testing will be available again at the Killeen Special Events Center next week.

The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at 3301 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Registration opens Saturday and must be completed in advance at Participants must provide a mobile phone number or valid email address when registering in order to receive test results, according to a release from the city of Killeen.

Tests are administered while participants remain in their vehicles. A mouth swab is collected, so no eating or drinking at least 15 minutes prior to testing, according to the release. Results are provided by text message or email within 48 to 72 hours.

While testing does not require individuals to be symptomatic, COVID-19 symptoms may include:

Fever and/or chills

Cough (dry or productive)


Body aches/muscle or joint pain

Shortness of breath

Sore throat



Nasal congestion

Loss of taste and/or smell

All individuals at the mobile testing site must wear a mask, including patients, passengers and personnel.

At the Killeen testing sites on Monday and Tuesday, there were 1,798 tests administered. Of that total, 835 were given at the Special Events Center Monday, 763 were given at the Special Events Center Tuesday and 200 were given at Destiny Church in Killeen Tuesday.

Testing will also be available in Nolanville on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the central fire station at 84 N. Main St.


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