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Free weekly COVID-19 testing site established at Luna Community College

Luna Community College is another location where individuals can get a free COVID-19 drive through test.

Anyone wanting to get a free COVID-19 test at Luna Community College can do so from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday beginning on Jan. 7. COVID-19 tests will take place across from the Maria H. Paiz Administration Building next to the basketball court.

Those wanting a COVID-19 test must enter through the front bottom gate and exit at the same gate. Individuals must remain in their cars.

The test is a simple, painless, self-collected saliva test. An example of this testing is as follows:

  1. Open the swab package and remove the swab
  2. Cough several times (to keep the volunteers safe, please cough into your sleeve) and then swab several places inside your mouth
  3. Uncap the lid of the tube and insert the swap tip pointing down
  4. Securely cap the tube and turn it upside down several times to mix specimen with tube solution
  5. Place the tube in the biohazard bag and seal the top
  6. Return the bag to the Curative worker

Results are available as quickly as 72 hours from the test date.

Individuals are encouraged to register for the test at: and click on “Get Tested Now.”

IMPORTANT: Please do not eat or drink for 12 hour before testing.

To provide the COVID-19 testing service, Luna has partnered with the New Mexico Department of Health and other state organizations.

For more information, call 505-454-2500, ext. 1000. Luna is located at 366 Luna Dr. in Las Vegas, N.M.

What: Free COVID-19 testing
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Luna Community College (Across the Maria H. Paiz Administration Building, next to the basketball court)