Elgin, Smithville opening drive-through COVID-19 testing sites Tuesday

May 1, 2020

The City of Elgin and the City of Smithville will host mobile drive-through COVID-19 testing sites on Tuesday, May 5. This is a collaborative initiative between the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Texas Military Department, Emergency Medical Task Force, and the Hospital Preparedness Program Healthcare Coalitions.

There is no cost for testing received at either of these sites.

Appointments will be taken on Monday, May 4, beginning at 8 a.m. To register for an appointment, please visit txcovidtest.org. First responders need to call 512-883-2400 to register.  

If you try to register before May 4, you will be sent to another county for testing. 

Testing will be done by the Texas Military Department, and the number of tests administered will be limited. Testing will be offered to First Responders and any individual who has symptoms of COVID-19. 

To qualify for the testing, individuals will be screened online to see if they have any of the following symptoms: 

  • Fever and/or Chills 

  • Cough (Dry or Productive) 

  • Fatigue 

  • Body aches/Muscle or Joint Pain 

  • Shortness of Breath 

  • Sore Throat 

  • Headaches 

  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea 

  • Nasal Congestion 

  • Loss of Taste and/or Smell

The appointment-only testing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following two locations:

  • Elgin Recreation Center – 361 State Hwy 95 North, Elgin, Texas

  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility – 109 Taylor Street, Smithville, Texas 

Do not arrive without scheduling an appointment. You must be registered.

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