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Bastrop County joins APH’s Covid testing network

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by Tai Moses

With infections continuing to spread throughout Central Texas, Austin Public Health has partnered with Bastrop County to expand the region’s Covid-19 testing network. Residents of Bastrop County may now fill out APH’s online Public Testing Enrollment Form and those who qualify may schedule a free drive-thru test in Bastrop. “Current criteria for getting a test include the presence of symptoms, exposure to others who have tested positive, as well as other high-risk factors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” according to a city news release. Residents who do not meet the criteria for testing may revisit the portal at any time if their situation changes or if they start experiencing symptoms. Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County health authority, said, “Bastrop County is thrilled to be able to offer this new service to our citizens. This new open test site will allow us to identify and slow the spread of Covid-19.” Appointments at the Bastrop drive-thru testing site are available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The site will be able to test 192 people a day.

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