Free state COVID-19 testing continues Aug. 18-20 in Georgetown

Free state COVID-19 testing continues in Georgetown from Aug. 18-20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Free state COVID-19 testing continues in Georgetown from Aug. 18-20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Free state COVID-19 testing continues in Georgetown from Aug. 18-20. (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 Georgetown, will offer free COVID-19 testing Aug. 18-20, according to a news release.

The testing will be conducted at the Georgetown Community Center, located at 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and it will remain operational until supplies last, the release said.

This is a walk-up site, and those seeking tests will not require an appointment, it said.

Those interested in getting tested will be asked to park and line up for their turn.

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 that individuals bring a hat or umbrella for 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.

The county already held testing in Taylor. 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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