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New drive-thru coronavirus testing opens in Greenspoint neighborhood

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, helper of the German Red Cross DRK in protective suit, left, takes a smear from a patient in his car during the official opening of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at the fair ground in Dresden, eastern Germany. As the restrictions to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus are eased, Chancellor Angela Merkel has pointed to South Korea as an example of how Germany will have to improve measures to “get ahead” of the pandemic with more testing and tracking of cases so that the rate of infections can be slowed. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, helper of the German Red Cross DRK in protective suit, left, takes a smear from a patient in his car during the official opening of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at the fair ground in Dresden, eastern Germany. As the restrictions to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus are eased, Chancellor Angela Merkel has pointed to South Korea as an example of how Germany will have to improve measures to “get ahead” of the pandemic with more testing and tracking of cases so that the rate of infections can be slowed. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – A new coronavirus testing site opened Friday in the Greenspoint neighborhood of Houston.

The site, located at Griggs EC/PK/K School at 801 Regional Park Drive, will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Greenspoint, come out and get tested,” said U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Houston).

Officials at the Aldine Independent School District said they are glad to see a testing site open in their area that can provide services to the families in their district.

This is the seventh site being run by United Methodist Medical Center that has been opened in the area. The first was opened on March 19 at UMMC’s main office on Tidwell Road.

“We know that we are testing to save lives,” Jackson-Lee said.

For more information about the UMMC testing sites, go to ummcscreening.com.

Officials discuss a new drive-thru coronavirus testing site opening in Greenspoint.

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Friday, May 1, 2020

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