State COVID-19 testing in Williamson County continues in Taylor on Aug. 15-16

The city of Taylor will host free state COVID-19 testing Aug. 15-16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The city of Taylor will host free state COVID-19 testing Aug. 15-16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Taylor will host free state COVID-19 testing Aug. 15-16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and in coordination with the city of Taylor, will be hosting free COVID-19 testing Aug. 15 and 16, according to a news release.

Testing will be conducted at Main Street Intermediate School located at 3101 N. Main St., Ste. 102, Taylor. It will begin at 9 a.m. and will remain operational until supplies last, the release said.

This is a walk-up site and will not require an appointment prior to being tested. People interested in getting tested will be asked to park and line up for their turn, it said.

It is important to note that this is a cheek swab test, so people cannot eat, drink or use tobacco products 20 minutes prior to the test, the release said.

Those who wish to be tested should bring a cell phone for on-site registration, it said.


Because there are no appointments, high demand may lead to a wait time. It is recommended a hat or umbrella is also brought to provide shade.

The site is available for all Texans even if they do not live in Williamson County; however, only Williamson County residents will be counted on the county's COVID-19 dashboard.

Williamson County commissioners approved funding for seven days worth of testing sites during an Aug. 4 meeting. The costs associated with conducting the tests is funded by the state agencies; however, the county is contributing to additional costs, such as water, snacks and additional sanitation supplies.

Future additional testing locations will be released at a later date.
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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