03/18/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/18/2020 19:25
Harris County Public Health, along with the City of Houston and community partners are working to establish COVID-19 testing sites and will announce the locations and procedures when details are finalized.
Despite media reports, the sites are NOT scheduled to open on March 18. Please do not show up to a location you may have heard is a testing site. Please note, testing will be for high-risk groups with symptoms that have been through a screening process only. Harris County will provide more information on the screening process and testing process once that information is available. If you show up without being properly screened, you will NOT be tested for COVID-19, and your presence could unintentionally put others at risk, cause delays, and interrupt the healthcare professionals who are working expeditiously to open the testing sites.
Anyone currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their healthcare provider. Harris County residents without access to healthcare can call the triage line for COVID-19-related questions at 713-634-1110 from 9am-7pm, 7 days a week. For more information on COVID-19, please go to www.ReadyHarris.org or www.hcphtx.org.