Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to be held in Flower Mound

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A medical professional wearing protective clothing administers a test to patient at a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Round Rock. Photo credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Denton County Public Health announced Friday that it is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton on Tuesday at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane, beginning at 8 a.m.

Eligible community members are those who have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past seven days, essential employees, individuals 60 years and older, as well as individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. All community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.

DCPH also announced Friday that 59 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, as have 67 new recoveries. There are now 1,531 active cases and 9,603 total recoveries. The death toll remains at 107.

Friday, Sept. 18

To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH urges all community members to:

  • Maintain at least six feet of physical distance in public settings and when around individuals outside of the household
  • Wear masks or face coverings, which should cover both the nose and mouth, in public settings and when around individuals outside of the household
  • Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently
  • Stay home if you are symptomatic, have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19, or have pending COVID-19 lab results

For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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