HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner mentioned he’s disappointed after seeing photos and videos of large crowds at bars, golf equipment and companies in Houston through the Memorial Day weekend.
Turner recommends residents that weren’t taking part in social distancing or sporting masks whereas at crowded gatherings get examined for COVID-19. He mentioned all residents may be examined totally free at one of many 27 websites out there throughout the town.
“(If) you might have been round folks, my recommendation is to go get examined,” Turner mentioned throughout a press convention Sunday.
About 35% of those that contract coronavirus are asymptomatic, Turner mentioned. Due to this fact, an individual can really feel high quality, however nonetheless carry and previous the virus to youngsters, mother and father and grandparents.
“You might trigger another person to be contaminated,” Turner mentioned.
Since March, well being officers have confirmed more than 6,600 coronavirus cases throughout the Houston metropolis limits, together with 126 deaths and greater than 1,600 recoveries.
Anybody, no matter signs, could obtain a free COVID-19 take a look at at one of many metropolis’s drive-thru testing websites, in accordance with the Houston Well being Division. Residents are requested to name 832-393-4220 for an entry code and instructions to the closest website.
When you attain the decision heart after hours, and you’re requesting a take a look at for you or another person, and plan to return within the following day, full a prescreening application, in accordance with the Houston Well being Division. A restricted variety of slots can be found each day and can shut when crammed.
Testing is closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Right here is extra details about Houston’s COVID-19 response.
Different testing choices
• MAPPED: There are greater than 400 coronavirus testing sites in Texas. Right here’s the right way to discover one close to you
• MAP: Listed here are some coronavirus testing sites in the Houston area
• Kroger supplies free COVID-19 testing sites in Houston, Montgomery areas
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