Bee County COVID collation sets rules for testing

Group can test 40 people at a time, twice a week
Rules set for Bee County COVID collation testing
Posted at 10:37 AM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 11:39:33-04

BEEVILLE, Texas — The Bee County COVID Collation has set some guidelines in how it will test people during the current stages of the pandemic.

The collation can test 40 people at a time twice a week, the dates are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Because its testing staff is all volunteers, they do not have the manpower to do more testing.

With the recent spike of COVID-19 cases and the severity of this variant, tests can only be administered to test on people with the following symptoms identified by the CDC.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have symptoms and need testing, call their COVID-19 hotline at 361-492-5981.

The hotline is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Due to scheduling conflicts we will not be conducting tests on Sept. 7.