Those able to use the site include any resident age 65 or older; residents age 50 or older with two conditions, including diabetes, lung disease, heart disease or a compromised immune system; and residents of any age who show at least two COVID-19 symptoms, including coughing, shortness of breath, fever, loss of taste or smell or fatigue.
The site will operate by appointment only April 9-11 and 13 at the Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City.
Residents who meet the criteria who want to be tested can call 409-978-4040 to make an appointment. Those being tested should bring a form of identification, such as a driver’s license or a bill with their name, the release reads.
The site has the capacity to test 176 residents a day. Each test is expected to take 30 minutes. Those tested will be contacted with results within 48-72 hours, according to the release.
For more information, visit www.gchd.org/testing.