Covid-19 Testing For Fort Bend County Residents
Last updated: August 6, 2021
Wearing a face mask when you leave your home protects yourself, your family and your neighbors. Continue physical distancing of at least 6 feet away from others when you are out in the community. And, please learn and understand your risk as determined by your age or chronic medical conditions and the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.
About Community Testing: County Judge KP George and County health officials encourage all Fort Bend County residents to get tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The testing data which is updated daily here on our online response hub — is even more important as we get back to business and return to our daily lives.
Why should I get tested? It’s important to get tested because if you know you have COVID-19, you are in a much better position to protect your loved ones, friends, and community members by taking necessary precautions, like self-quarantining, to avoid spreading the virus. We also encourage you to get tested because testing is KEY to understanding how much disease is in our community or where it is in our community. This crucial information is desperately needed to understand the breadth and depth of this virus as we continue working towards getting back to our normal day-to-day activities.
Who can be tested: All the sites are open to residents of Fort Bend County. You are not required to have symptoms to be tested.
Testing Locations and Hours:
|COVID-19 Testing Site||Address||Days Open||Hours Open|
|North Katy Annex||22333 Grand Corner Dr, Katy||Monday – Friday||8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Rosenberg Annex||4520 Reading Rd, Rosenberg||Monday – Friday||8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|5th Street Community Center||3110 5th St, Stafford, 77477||Monday – Friday||11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
Keep checking this page to learn about new testing sites as they open.
Test results: The turnaround time for labs to return test results can take up to 3-5 business days.
Cost: None to the public. The County is paying all fees related to the tests.
Appointments: Please call (281) 633-7795 to schedule an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 at Fort Bend County-sponsored location.
Details of Testing: Residents must bring their picture ID. The test is administered by a HHS provider while you are inside your vehicle. This system ensures social distancing and best sanitary practices.
Testing Process: The COVID-19 test has changed. Now, the swab does not need to be inserted far into the nostril. It is only inserted until the tip of the swab is no longer visible. The swab will be rotated in a circular motion around the entire inside edge of the nostril at least three times.
After the test: A representative from Fort Bend County Health & Human Services will contact you with your test results 5-7 days after you have been tested.
Positive Test Results: If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow the important guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on what to do if you are sick and what your household members and those caring for you at home need to do to avoid getting sick too.
Negative Test Results: If you test negative for COVID-19, note that sometimes the test does not detect a very early infection, so you may need to get tested again. Also, you can still be exposed to the virus later, so continue to practice healthy guidelines.
Test Result Special Note: Your test only tells you whether you have COVID-19 at the time you were tested. It does not mean that you are safe from getting infected in the future or testing positive at a later time. That’s why it’s especially important to practice the health and safety measures we all know by heart now. If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a face mask when you leave your home. Wash your hands often with soap and water. (If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.) Continue physical distancing of at least 6 feet away from others when you are out in the community. And, please learn and understand your risk as determined by your age or chronic medical conditions.
County Testing Results Made Public: The County wants to be as transparent as possible on the spread of the virus. The response HUB is updated weekly with the number of tests performed by the County, the number of confirmed cases, the number of persons who have recovered and other information related to testing. Please note that the Confirmed Cases number contains testing results administered at County test sites and those provided by private and commercial health care providers.
Stopping the Spread: Continue to follow medical and health experts’ guidelines mentioned here to stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, washing hands, avoiding large groups, and wearing cloth masks when in public places if you have not been vaccinated. Together we can stop this invisible enemy and return to our normal lives as quickly as possible.