HAYS COUNTY, Texas - Officials with Hays County have announced the formation of a COVID-19 Task Force Initiative. The new task force will bring more than 50-thousand COVID-19 test kits to Hays County now, with additional kits arriving this week and throughout the crisis.
"Our team has developed a program for municipalities to test community members for Covid-19 and other, more common ailments without exposing themselves to overcrowded healthcare centers and having to leave the comfort of their own home," said Kyle Hayungs, Chief Executive Officer of MRG Medical and founder of Covid Task Force, in a press release. "This partnership will provide a detailed community health needs analysis and risk assessment, which will assist in the containment initiatives and further enhance the wellness of Hays County for the support and response to the coronavirus pandemic."
The test availability is a result of Hays County Judge and Director of Emergency Management Ruben Becerra lifting the FDA ban to release the test.
More counties in Texas are expected to follow suit.
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