More coronavirus testing opportunities in tri-county

TRI-COUNTY — State-organized coronavirus testing sites are back in the tri-county again next week, with special attention paid this time to far-flung communities. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Texas Division of Emergency Management brought testing sites to Marathon and Terlingua, respectively.

Presidio: Thursday, March 11 at the Presidio Fire Department at 100 East FM 170

Marfa: Friday, March 12 at the Presidio County Courthouse at 300 Highland Street

The sites will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. or until testing capacity is reached. ID is required. Appointments are preferred but not required. Preregistration can be made online at or by texting “DOCSTX” to 41411. These will be saliva tests. Officials ask that residents please not eat, drink or use mouthwash or tobacco within 30 minutes of being tested.