"Drive-thru" COVID-19 Testing Comes to Collin County

Alan Scaia
May 20, 2020 - 11:20 am

COLLIN COUNTY (1080 KRLD)-  Collin County started drive-thru testing for COVID-19 Wednesday, and the county hopes to begin regular testing at different sites. Testing began Wednesday at the Collin County Courthouse at 2100 Bloomdale Road.

Testing will be available Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Collin College Spring Creek Campus in Plano.

Testing is free, but people must show symptoms of COVID-19 and register ahead of time. Symptoms include fever, chills, cough, fatigue, body aches, muscle or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, nasal congestion, or loss of taste and/or smell.​

The testing is part of a collaboration among Collin County, Collin College, the City of Plano, Texas Military Department and Texas Department of Emergency Management. Judge Chris Hill says he hopes to begin drive-thru testing at various spots in Collin County every two weeks.

Tests are available by appointment only. People can register at https://txcovidtest.org/ or by calling (512-883-2400)​. Up to 100 people can be seen each day.