The site is for people who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms; however, this test does not require a visit with a physician and is free of charge. Individuals must first take an online assessment based on screening criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the release said.
“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,” County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release.
An online screening tool will be used to assess if someone is eligible for a test based on CDC criteria. The online assessment tool will be available April 27 by going to www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/testing.php, the release said.
The first tests will be conducted starting April 30, and individuals are expected to receive test results in a few days depending upon lab capacity, the release said.
People who are eligible for the test will be given an appointment time and location. Tests are available through a drive-thru system and are by appointment only. People cannot drive up and fill out the form. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m.
The testing site comes on the heels of Williamson County announcing its biggest jump in confirmed positive cases over the weekend, reaching 287.