press release from the city of new braunfels
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2021
Curative to Provide Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in New Braunfels
New Braunfels, TX – The City of New Braunfels, in coordination with Comal County, has signed a License Agreement with Curative to provide a COVID-19 testing site at New Braunfels City Hall, located at 550 Landa Street. These tests will be at no cost to patients and open to the public, regardless of which city or county a person resides.
Since early in the pandemic, the City of New Braunfels and Comal County have partnered to provide a drive-thru testing site to ensure local residents had access to convenient testing.
“With the increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines and the success of recent vaccine clinics, attention has shifted to conducting more large-scale vaccination events,” said New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno. “This agreement with Curative allows the City and County to maintain a testing facility while also allowing the focus to remain on providing as many vaccines as possible to local residents.”
Beginning on Monday, April 12th, 2021, the drive-thru testing location will begin operations in the parking lot of City Hall, with testing available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Curative will provide all of the supplies, equipment, and labor necessary to operate the site, which will offer a modified version of the PCR test, allowing those being tested to administer their own swabs.
“Curative is proud to be partnering with New Braunfels as a crucial resource for the community during this pandemic,” said Fred Turner, CEO and co-founder of Curative. “Curative’s goal is to make testing more accessible with our easy drive-thru site. Our unique, self-collected oral fluid swab COVID-19 PCR test offers a painless, simple option with quick 24 to 48-hour results upon receipt at our labs delivered directly and at no cost to patients.”
For more information about Curative, please visit their website.