UPDATED: Williamson County to host 3 coronavirus testing sites over 5 days

The locations are now in Hutto, Jarrell and Taylor. (Community Impact staff)
The locations are now in Hutto, Jarrell and Taylor. (Community Impact staff)

The locations are now in Hutto, Jarrell and Taylor. (Community Impact staff)

Updated 2:30 p.m. July 2

Williamson County updated the locations of its three free coronavirus state testing sites July 2.

The testing will now take place in Hutto, Jarrell and Taylor, officials said. A site was previously scheduled in Liberty Hill, which will be rescheduled for a later date, they said.

The new schedule is as follows.

  • July 6: Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd., Hutto

  • July 7-8: Jarrell Middle School, 101 E. Ave. F, Jarrell

  • July 9-10: Taylor Main Street Intermediate School, 3101 N. Main St., Ste. 102, Taylor

Testing will begin at 10 a.m. and go on while testing supplies last.

From earlier:

Smaller cities in Williamson County will host three free coronavirus state testing sites over five days, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell announced June 30.

The testing will take place in Hutto, Jarrell and Liberty Hill during the week of July 6, he said.

“We are pretty excited about the testing that will be available this next week,” Gravell said.

These are walk-up testing sites and no appointments are needed, he said. They will also be free and available to anyone with or without symptoms, he added

The tests will be available to anyone who stops by whether or not they are a Williamson County resident. However, only the tests of Williamson County residents will be added to the official Williamson County coronavirus test counts, officials said. Residents of other counties will not be included in the county’s totals.

Each location will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • July 6: Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd., Hutto

  • July 7-8: Jarrell Middle School, 101 E. Ave. F, Jarrell

  • July 9-10: Liberty Hill Junior High, 13125 Hwy. 29, Liberty Hill

Because this is a walk-up testing site with no appointments needed, county officials said there may be some wait times. For that, they recommend those getting tested bring an umbrella and sun tan lotion for while they wait.

The testing will be provided in partnership with the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Texas National Guard. The state entities are providing the tests while the county allocated $5,000 to be used for meals, water, snacks, hand washing stations and the like, Gravell said.

“Williamson County is working really hard with our state leaders to make sure that our testing is robust not only in our more populated areas like Round Rock, Georgetown and Cedar Park but also expanding out into some of our smaller communities where maybe hospitals and health care facilities are not located to help,” Gravell said.
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.


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