Governor Abbott, CVS Health Announce 44 New COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Sites In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that CVS Health will open 44 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and will be available to individuals who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com beginning Friday, May 22 to schedule an appointment.

“Texas continues to rapidly ramp up COVID-19 testing in our communities, and these new drive-thru testing sites provided by CVS Health will further expand access to these tests throughout the state,” said Governor Abbott. “I thank CVS Health for establishing these drive-thru testing sites here in the Lone Star State. We are committed to working with our health partners in the public and private sectors to expand our testing capabilities, protect public health, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

“While the large-scale test sites we’ve been operating since early April have proven successful, this new approach allows us to utilize our presence in communities across the country and bring testing closer to home,” said Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health. “Our frontline employees will continue to play a critical role in the testing process, with members of their communities directly benefitting from their dedication and selflessness.”

Patients will be required to stay in their cars and directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions. A CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self swab process to ensure it is done properly. Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.

CVS Health plans to have over 80 drive-thru testing locations in Texas by the end of May. More information about CVS Health and their testing sites can be found at their COVID-19 resource center.

The new testing sites in Texas include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5526 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78745
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2610 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
  • CVS Pharmacy, 11300 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78753
  • CVS Pharmacy, 11725 North FM 620, Austin, TX 78750
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3500 West Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78749
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2950 North Dowlen Road, Beaumont, TX 77706
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4100 State Highway 121, Carrollton, TX 75010
  • CVS Pharmacy, 6915 West Avenue, Castle Hills, TX 78213
  • CVS Pharmacy, 825 South Crowley Road, Crowley, TX 76036
  • CVS Pharmacy, 26265 Northwest Freeway, Cypress, TX 77433
  • CVS Pharmacy, 12550 Louetta Road, Cypress, TX 77429
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3133 East Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
  • CVS Pharmacy, 12051 Tierra Este Road, El Paso, TX 79938
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1780 N Lee Trevino Drive, El Paso, TX 79935
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8041 N. Mesa Street Suite A, El Paso, TX 79922
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3614 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5401 Lebanon Road, Frisco, TX 75034
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5702 Lavon Drive, Garland, TX 75040
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4203 South Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3701 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76092
  • CVS Pharmacy, 12980 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023
  • CVS Pharmacy, 15010 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1003 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5402 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2469 Bay Area, Houston, TX 77058
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5603 FM1960 W, Houston, TX 77069
  • CVS Pharmacy, 801 North Tarrant Parkway, Keller, TX 76248
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5002 West Main Street, League City, TX 77573
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2200 Matlock Road, Mansfield, TX 76063
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1413 Oates Drive, Mesquite, TX 75043
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8995 Stacy Road, McKinney, TX 75070
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2100 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX 75070
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2712 Highway 365, Nederland, TX 77642
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2101 West Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
  • CVS Pharmacy, 605 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1855 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, TX 78664
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1301 North Saginaw, Saginaw, TX 76179
  • CVS Pharmacy, 23530 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78258
  • CVS Pharmacy, 120 East Sonterra Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78258
  • CVS Pharmacy, 7603 Culebra, San Antonio, TX 78251
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2232 Repsdorph Road, Seabrook, TX 77586
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2693 FM 3009, Schertz, TX 78154
  • CVS Pharmacy, 25110 Grogans Mill Road, Spring, TX 77380
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8754 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 77379

For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 183 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 21, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 183 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 8,273, including 203 deaths.

The additional 7 deaths are being reported today include:

  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster and had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and was found deceased at home.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite and had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and expired at the facility.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, two-thirds have been under 65 years of age, and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 203 total deaths reported to date, over a third have been associated with long-term care facilities.

“Today’s numbers continue a trend that we’re seeing this week of less positive cases. We also recorded seven more deaths today, bringing our number of total deaths up to 203. Our hospital COVID-19 beds, ICU admissions and emergency room visits for COVID-19 symptoms have remained flat. This information does not change that the most important thing we can do to flatten the curve and get to a place where we can safely do more things and get our economy moving again is to make good personal responsibility decisions. Download the public health committee chart on safe activities based on the current situation and hospital modeling at www.DallasCountyCOVID.org. Avoid crowds, maintain 6 foot distancing, wear a cloth face covering on public transportation and at businesses, plus use good and frequent hygiene. These are the best proven ways to #FlattenTheCurve. Remember, #StayHomeSaveLives,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw

Additional information is available at the following websites:


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duncanville.com/covid-19/