Mobile testing site returns Monday, June 29
The mobile testing site for COVID-19 will return the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Stephenville (950 Glen Rose Highway) on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All testing will be scheduled in advance, and patients will be given appointments for their first test.
Anyone receiving testing will be able to receive four free 3-ply surgical facemasks following an announcement by Gov. Greg Abbott this week. Abbott announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, will begin distributing the masks to every Texan who undergoes COVID-19 testing at state-run mobile test collection sites.
"Wearing a mask or facial covering in public is an effective way for Texans to protect themselves and others from the transmission of COVID-19," said Governor Abbott. "This program helps ensure that Texans have the resources they need to effectively mitigate the spread of this virus and keep themselves and their communities safe. I continue to urge all Texans to do their part by taking necessary precautions that will reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout our state."
There is no cost for the test, but patients must have one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to be eligible for testing.
According to the Center for Disease Control, symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Appointments can be made by calling (512) 883-2400 or visiting txcovidtest.org. The call center will not be able to take reservations more than 48 hours in advance.
This testing is offered as a collaborative effort of the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Military Department, Texas Regional Advisory Councils and the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force.