Houston, Fort Bend, announce new testing sites

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced a new COVID-19 testing site , as did Fort Bend County Judge KP George.

The United Memorial Medical Center site will be located at Barnett Stadium, and Mayor Turner says it is needed because Governor Greg Abbott will have more openings to announce statewide this afternoon.

"It will be important for us to know where the virus is, who has it, and who doesn't have it in order to send people back to work in a safe and responsible way.

In Fort Bend, the new Sugar Land testing site will be operating weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. AccessHealth will be performing the tests and LabCorp will be providing the test kits as well as providing the test results. The site has the capacity to do 200 tests per day. 

“I am pleased that we now have two community testing sites available for county residents. We expect that the increase in testing capabilities will help everyone better protect themselves and their families and flatten the curve here” said George. “I appreciate the partnership with AccessHealth and LabCorp who can help provide this needed protection from the invisible enemy.”

There is no requirement for symptoms to be tested at the Count sites. Any resident of Fort Bend can sign up online at this link. A representative will contact you for pre-screening. For residents who do not have internet access, pre-screening is available by phone weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at (281) 238-2363.

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