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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Community COVID-19 Testing

Covid Testing

(San Antonio, TX, Feb. 2, 2021) Community Labs, a nonprofit organization formed to provide COVID-19 screenings for asymptomatic individuals, will offer free, self-administered PCR tests to the general public at the Barshop Jewish Community Center and Rackspace Technology beginning the week of Feb. 8 in partnership with the City of San Antonio. It will cease operations at the AT&T Center after Friday, February 5.

 “The AT&T Center has been a great partner, but the upcoming San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo and continuing NBA Spurs games pose significant scheduling restrictions,” said Community Labs president, Sal Webber. “We’re incredibly grateful to the Barshop Jewish Community Center and Rackspace Technology for offering us locations to continue to serve asymptomatic people who wish to be tested for COVID-19.”

 “It is fantastic that Rackspace Technology co-founder Graham Weston and his fellow Community Labs co-founders J. Bruce Bugg and Tullos Wells have started a brilliant crusade to test and find the COVID-19 asymptomatic ‘silent spreaders,’ which has helped reopen schools, businesses, and even the economy,” said Kevin Jones, CEO, Rackspace Technology. “So, we jumped at the opportunity to help the Community Labs mission by offering Rackspace Technology headquarters for testing.”

“The health and safety of our community are paramount considerations, and the Barshop JCC and the Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community Center are pleased to provide an opportunity to increase accessibility for COVID-19 asymptomatic testing through the efforts of Community Labs,” said Saul Levenshus, President and CEO, Barshop JCC.

 Details for each site are:

Rackspace Technology Event Center

1 Fanatical Place, 78218

Testing begins Tuesday, Feb. 9

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Public entrance/parking: From Walzem Road, turn right onto Racker Way, follow signage to a left turn on Fanatical Place, then in 300 feet, turn right into the Rackspace Event Center. Rackspace security personnel will provide parking directions.

 Community Labs, which was established in July 2020 and began testing in September, tests weekly at more than 200 local school campuses, more than 20 private businesses and now, with the addition of the Barshop JCC and Rackspace Technology, four community sites. The other community locations are Cuellar and Ramirez Community Centers. The current Community Labs test schedule can be found at www.communitylabs.org.  No appointments and no insurance are required.

Barshop Jewish Community Center

12500 NW Military Highway, 78231

Testing begins Monday, Feb. 8.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Public entrance/parking: Vehicles will enter the property from NW Military Highway at the traffic light directly across from the entrance to the Alon Town Center. Designated parking will be clearly marked and will be available on the south side of the building shortly after entering the property. Signage will be posted to direct visitors to only access the testing site, which is located at the southernmost corner of the building directly in front of the designated parking lot.


 



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