If you saw the ad for the drive-thru covid19 testing and are curious if you should go… do it.
At the beginning of the day Thursday April 23rd, Frio County still had only one confirmed positive in a person who already recovered weeks prior. It was starting to feel like this hurricane was going to miss us. But by the time we woke up on Friday, we had six new active cases. Yes, five of them were detainees in the GEO immigrant detention center, but one was a resident of Dilley.
We pray that this doesn’t spread further, but we should continue to prepare as if it will. Since we’re early in a potential outbreak, testing will have a greater impact by providing the data necessary for a focused response. This isn’t just about whether you have the virus. It’s about slowing the spread.
Testing is by appointment only from 9am-5pm, Thursday April 30, 2020
Location: Frio Regional Hospital
Frio County Commissioner, Pct. 4