More COVID-19 testing in county Thursday

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Posted 5/18/20

The Texas Department of State Health Services will offer a third round of drive-thru testing for COVID-19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Madison Lake House,  1215 Collard St. in …

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More COVID-19 testing in county Thursday

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The Texas Department of State Health Services will offer a third round of drive-thru testing for COVID-19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Madison Lake House,  1215 Collard St. in Madisonville.

According to Madison County Emergency Management Coordinator Shelly Butts, appointments are necessary and  will only be accepted 24 hours prior to the testing.

"This is a very short window!," she said by e-mail Monday.

Testing will be limited to diagnostic testing with cotton swabs inserted into the nose up to the throat.  Testing will not include a test for antibodies.

"We ask that all households please limit the number of requests for tests to one person per household to help get as many households tested as possible," Butts advised. "Those being tested do not have to be experiencing symptoms; however, those with symptoms will be given priority for testing.  Medical personnel and first responders will also be given priority. "

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