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UPDATE: The city of Burnet COVID-19 testing site is now by appointment only. Click the link to make an appointment. It is closed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

PREVIOUS REPORTING: With COVID-19 testing difficult to come by, the Burnet Fire Department has launched a testing site at its facility, 2002 S. Water St. (U.S. 281) in Burnet. The $25 tests are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment only.

You can pay with cash or credit card. Officials ask that you bring the exact amount of cash.

The site is using a BD Veritor System for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Call the fire department at 512-756-2662 for more information about its testing.

To find other COVID-19 testing sites, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services’ testing information webpage

editor@thepicayune.com