Judge KP George, HHS Director Dr. Jacqueline Minter, Local Officials Open New COVID-19 Testing Site in Missouri City
WHAT: Press Conference at the opening of Fort Bend County’s third COVID-19 testing site in Missouri City. The expansion of testing in the County will help to better track the spread of the coronavirus as the state reopens for business. The County is paying all fees related to the tests at all three locations.
WHEN: Friday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Fort Bend County Judge KP George
Commissioner Grady Prestage
U.S. Congressman Al Green
State Senator Borris Miles
State Representative Ron Reynolds
Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford
Fort Bend ISD Board President Jason Burdine
Health & Human Services Director Dr. Jacquelyn Johnson Minter
AccessHealth CEO Mike Dotson
WHERE: Thurgood Marshall High School, 1220 Buffalo Run, Missouri City, TX 77489
Coverage Note: If you plan to attend, please contact Xavier Herrera by replying to this email or calling him at the number listed below so the County can plan logistics to ensure social distancing practices.
DETAILS: The Missouri City 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. Fort Bend County ISD is providing the location and security. The site has the capacity to do 200 tests per day. The County’s other two testing sites are in Rosenberg and Sugar Land. The sites do not charge and are open to all residents of Fort Bend. There is no requirement for symptoms to be tested at any of the County sites but appointments are required. To get an appointment time and day, Fort Bend County residents can sign up online at this link or call (281) 238-2363 on weekdays 8 a.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. A representative then contacts the person for pre-screening and to provide an identification code,appointment day/time and the address of the testing site. Residents should bring their unique identification code to the appointment. Testing is done without residents leaving their vehicles and the results are returned in three to five days.