With alarming rise in new cases, Judge Campos orders free Covid testing at Erath County Courthouse.


Erath County Courthouse

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


With a sharp rise in the number of new cases of Covid-19 springing up across the area, Erath County Judge Alfonso Campos has issued an order for residents to receive free rapid Covid testing at the Erath County Courthouse.

“The state makes these resources available to us if we can provide the staffing,” Campos told Beneath the Surface News. “People want to be tested, and since it’s free from the state, this is the least we can do.”

Testing is available Monday through Friday, as staff and tests are available.


Appointments are necessary to receive a test and can be made by calling emergency management coordinator Cyndi Smith at 254-965-1326.

County officials are asking that patients park on the north side of the courthouse, in the area where commissioners park.


When you arrive, do not go inside the courthouse and call 254-965-1326 to let Smith’s office know that you have arrived.

You must have a driver’s license, email address and cell phone number to receive the test report.