HAYS COUNTY, Texas - Hays County is hosting two free COVID-19 testing sites in a partnership between the National Guard and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
The testing sites will be located in Wimberley and Dripping Springs and will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The county says specific site locations will be shared with those who register, go through a health screening, and receive an appointment. Individuals will need to be screened in advance and can only be tested if they receive an appointment.
"We are pleased to bring free COVID-19 testing to our residents," Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra said. "We have been working diligently to expand testing overall in the County. We chose these sites in Wimberley and Dripping Springs to ensure residents in those areas have the opportunity to be tested."
Testing at the two sites will be conducted by the Texas Army National Guard.
"Governor Abbott authorized the use of the Texas National Guard troops for this testing, which is occurring at locations around the state," said Tammy Crumley, Director of Countywide Services for Hays County. "We don't want anyone to be alarmed at seeing uniformed military personnel in their city."
A list of COVID-19 testing sites in other parts of Hays County, all of which require a health screening and an appointment, are on the county's official website.
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