WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - Williamson County residents will soon have a new way to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Williamson County and the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) have created a new public testing site in order to increase the ability to test residents. The new site is for people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
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According to the county, the test will not require a visit to a physician and will be free of charge, however, individuals will have to take an online assessment based on screening criteria from the CDC.
The online assessment tool will be available on Monday, April 27, and the first tests are scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, April 30. The test results are expected to come back within a few days depending on lab capacity, the county says.
“We are offering this new testing option for our county residents who do not have the ability to visit with their personal doctor or go to another testing site to be tested,” said County Judge Bill Gravell.
The announcement of this new site comes the same day as the county announced they have seen a 78% increase in COVID-19 cases over a ten-day period.
The county also says that people eligible for the test will be given an appointment time and location. The test will be available through a drive-through system and by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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