Why: County Judge KP George and County public health officials are committed to releasing the County’s COVID-19 activities accurately and quickly. In order to better track the virus spread, the County is opening a second site to expand testing capabilities. The new testing site opened Monday, April 27 in Sugar Land. The current testing site continues operation in Rosenberg.
What: Fort Bend County is partnering with AccessHealth to perform the tests and with LabCorp, to provide the test kits and results. The County is paying all fees related to the tests. The site is able to do approximately 200 tests per day.
Who can be tested: Both sites are open at no cost to all residents of Fort Bend County. There is no requirement for symptoms to be tested.
When: The testing site will be operating Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm.
How to Schedule an Appointment: Go to the Fort Bend County website: fill out your information and a representative will contact you and provide an ID code, appointment day and time. If you do not have internet access, please call (281) 238-2363 for the pre-screening Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm.
Testing details: You will be given the address to the testing site when you make an appointment. You must bring the unique ID code to the site.
Positive Test Results: If you test positive for COVID-19, please adhere to 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, it does not rule out getting sick later. Keep in mind that you can still get exposed to the virus or the test did not pick up on a very early infection.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You may know that COVID-19 is spreading in Fort Bend County as we post the daily updates on our online response hub. We have sadly seen deaths among our most vulnerable population. To stop the spread, we need people to stay home as much as possible. Please continue to follow medical and public health guidelines for social distancing, hand washing, cleaning your home and wearing cloth masks. Together, we can stop this invisible enemy and return to our normal lives as quickly as possible.