Pearland COVID-19 testing site returns all negative tests

Free testing will be offered at the Brazoria County Fairground later in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Free testing will be offered at the Brazoria County Fairground later in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Free testing will be offered at the Brazoria County Fairground later in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Shadow Creek Ranch High School was used as a COVID-19 testing site by the state of Texas on May 6. According to a press release from Brazoria County, none of the 143 tests administered came back positive for COVID-19.



Free COVID-19 testing will be offered by Community Health Network at the Brazoria County Fairground on May 19-22 and May 26-29. Those looking to be tested will need to call ahead and be assigned an ID number for testing. The phone number for testing is 281-824-1480.



The county is encouraging residents to continue following safety guidelines put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such as social distancing, avoiding crowds and washing hands regularly. Face coverings are recommended in public.

By Morgan Slutzky
Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


MOST RECENT

electric grid
ERCOT board developing new emergency response measures, managing financial fallout from winter storm

An emergency meeting of an ERCOT advisory committee made up of independent advisers was convened March 5 after the resignations of several board and of ERCOT CEO Bill Magness. 

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know ahead of spring break in Galveston County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Number of active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in Galveston County down 57% in 1 month

While the area seems to have moved past a case surge earlier in 2021, counts are gradually rising ahead of spring break.

Cars wait their turn for a vaccine dose at the Texas Motor Speedway on Feb. 2. The hub was hosted by Denton County Public Health. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Texas doctor discusses first 3 months of vaccine distribution process

Texas is in its 12th week of statewide vaccine distribution, and an expansion of eligibility for vaccination could come later this spring.

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood components 24/7 to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast region. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
2 weeks after winter storm, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center still sitting at 1-day blood supply

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood components 24/7 to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast region.

Texas Huddle Grille and Sports Bar opened in January at 803 E. NASA Parkway, Webster. (Courtesy city of Webster)
Texas Huddle Grille and Sports Bar now open in Webster

Texas Huddle Grille and Sports Bar opened in January at 803 E. NASA Parkway, Webster.

Mai Thai Pho and Grill is located at 3145 Silverlake Village Drive, Ste. 112, Pearland. (Papar Faircloth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mai Thai Pho and Grill set to open in Pearland in March

The restaurant will serve Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai food.

For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due to an extension of the hold-harmless guarantee, state leaders announced March 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless extension

The guarantee also ensures that Texas school systems can retain their teachers for the 2020-21 school year for whom they originally budgeted.

Eggcellence Cafe and Bakery opened in Webster in February. (Courtesy city of Webster)
Eggcellence Cafe & Bakery now open in Webster

Eggcellence Cafe & Bakery opened its eighth location in early February at 20971 Gulf Freeway, Webster.