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More COVID-19 testing sites to come to county

July 08, 2020 - 00:00
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  • More COVID-19 testing sites to come to county

The active confirmed coronavirus case count has remained at 60 since Friday, July 3. On Monday, July 6, Colorado County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Charles “Chuck” Rogers said there are no new cases or new recoveries to report, but he was “sure we will start receiving new information soon” from the coronavirus testing that took place in Eagle Lake about a week ago. A total of 225 people were tested in Eagle Lake Sunday, June 28.

At that time, officials said test results should be available in approximately three to five days.

County officials remind all who have tested and not received test results to self-quarantine until their results are received.

Two testing sites in county July 11

The next scheduled testing event will be in Weimar July 11 at the former Weimar Medical Center, 400 Youens St.

Also on July 11, there will be another state supported and operated coronavirus testing site at Colorado County EMS Station 5, 107 Bennie Koslar from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

In the press release issued by Colorado County Judge Ty Prause, anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or anyone who has one of the following Symptoms, or one of the following conditions may be tested.

Symptoms:

- Fever and/or Chills

- Cough (Dry or Productive)

- Fatigue

- Body Aches/Muscle or Joint Pain

- Shortness of Breath

- Sore Throat

- Headaches

- Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

- Nasal Congestion

- Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Conditions:

- Heart Disease

- Diabetes

- Lung disease

- Hypertension

- High or Low Blood Pressure

- Immune-Compromised, i.e., from Chemotherapy - Obesity

In addition, any healthcare worker or first responder, (nurses, doctors, laboratory technicians, law enforcement, EMS personnel, volunteer firemen who are first responders, etc.) may be tested.

There is no cost for the test. All tests will be scheduled in advance from the call center number below or the website

below. Patients will be given appointment times.

To register:

Call 512-883-2400 or visit https://txcovidtest.org/

The call center will not be able to take reservations more than 48 hours in advance.

There will also be another testing held at the Colorado County Fairgrounds, 1146 Crossroads Blvd. in Columbus July 18.

To register for testing, visit www.txcovidtest.org or call (512) 883 - 2400.

No appointment is necessary. The testing will be provided at no charge, and there will not be a need for a doctor’s order or prescription to be tested.

County officials encourage the public to please be patient when registering. “The site and the phone lines are limited to 1,600 requests for registration. If you do not get through the first time, try again. You may be able to register the day of the test, but make that option your last resort,” Rogers said.