Williamson County partners with Family Emergency Room Round Rock and Cedar Park locations to ramp up coronavirus testing

Williamson County partners with Family Emergency Room Round Rock and Cedar Park locations to ramp up coronavirus testing. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County partners with Family Emergency Room Round Rock and Cedar Park locations to ramp up coronavirus testing. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County partners with Family Emergency Room Round Rock and Cedar Park locations to ramp up coronavirus testing. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 12:34 p.m.

Williamson County is working with Family Emergency Room LLC locations in Round Rock and Cedar Park to offer testing for the coronavirus, according to a May 1 news release.

The tests will be offered at 3620 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, and 1925 A.W. Grimes Blvd., Round Rock, and are at no cost to the patient, the release said.

To be tested, residents of Williamson County access a new online screening tool on the county’s website developed by the WCCHD, the release said. The screening tool is designed to ensure that tests are prioritized for those who most need them, it said. Williamson County residents can then be tested at either location but must be scheduled at
www.wilco.org/coronavirus.

People can go to the assessment tool and begin making appointments May 1, officials said.


“I am pleased that through this public-private partnership, we are able to expand our testing capabilities for Williamson County residents,” County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release. “With several locations around the county offering free tests for people exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, we will be better able to detect and isolate positive cases, limiting the spread of the disease.”


On April 27, the Williamson County Commissioners Court agreed to provide an expanded number of tests and personal protection equipment to Family Emergency Room, which has six locations throughout Greater Austin, including Cedar Park and Round Rock, the release said.

Williamson County began offering free testing for those who show symptoms at one other location April 30.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


MOST RECENT

The Pushing for Justice Caravan for Javier Ambler was held in San Gabriel Park on Aug. 15. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Javier Ambler’s Law awaits Texas Senate approval

The bill passed the House on April 15.

Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)
7 restaurants coming to Cedar Park, Leander; new murals to go up in Georgetown and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the Central Texas area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

See how Georgetown real estate fared in March. (Courtesy Austin Board of Realtors)
See how Georgetown real estate fared in March

The Central Texas real estate market continues to set housing records despite affordability growing pains, according to March Austin Board of Realtors data.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New coronavirus cases continue to be reported even as vaccinations ramp up in Williamson County

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Austin FC supporters celebrate the official announcement of the team in January 2019. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
How, where to watch historic first Austin FC match April 17

Check out this list of breweries, pubs and restaurants around Central Texas that are hosting watch parties for April 17's inaugural Austin FC game.

Steering committee members will serve as representatives to lead the formation of small area neighborhood plans .(Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Steering committees established for San Jose and Track, Ridge, Grasshopper neighborhoods

City Council established the committees during its April 13 meeting.

Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Z'Tejas to open in Avery Ranch; butcher, deli to open in Dripping Springs and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell predicted the end of mass vaccination sites by Memorial Day. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County judge predicts end of most mass vaccination sites by Memorial Day

As of April 14, its waitlist had dwindled to fewer than 50 for those in phases 1A, 1B and 1C and teachers, officials said.

Nik Shanklin opened Papa Frank’s Barber Shop in 2011. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Papa Frank's Barber Shop honors family history, Georgetown roots

The business also celebrated its 10 year anniversary in early April.

Plank Seafood Provisions opened inside The Domain in late March. (Courtesy Richard Casteel)
Seafood spot opens in The Domain; All Star Liquor now serving Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.