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Pre-registration not required for COVID-19 testing events next week in Port Arthur

Two Port Arthur testing days have been secured next week, health officials announced.

According to the Port Arthur Emergency Operations team, the Texas Army National Guard Mobile Testing Teams are administering the tests to any individual seeking COVID-19 testing.

  • On Tuesday (June 23), testing will be done at the Port Arthur Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • On Wednesday (June 24), testing will be done at the West Side Development Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No pre-registration is required.

Both events are walk-up test sites, not drive-through test sites.

The testing news comes a day after a half-dozen new coronavirus cases were confirmed Thursday in Port Arthur and Nederland.

The City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of four additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for coronavirus disease.

These individuals include three females between the age ranges of 15-20; 30-35; and 40-45.

The other individual is a male between the age range of 50-55.

This brings the total to 116 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the City of Port Arthur.

The Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Departments also received confirmation of two additional Nederland residents who tested positive for coronavirus.

One individual is a female between the age range of 45-50, and the other individual is a male between the age range of 55-60.

This brings the total to 23 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the City of Nederland.

For confidentiality purposes, the health departments are not releasing any additional information to identify these individuals.