Walk-up COVID-19 testing site in Yoakum open until 4pm Thursday

No doctor's note necessary, free of charge

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- As of Wednesday, July 29th, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lavaca County. One case in Moulton and one case in Hallettsville. There are 64 total verified active cases in Lavaca County.

Lavaca County daily COVID-19 count 7/29/2020

Courtesy of Lavaca County OEM

*NEW:  Reporting COVID-19 Fatalities

  • The Texas DSHS Dashboard is now reporting COVID-19 related fatalities numbers based on death certificate data where COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death. Previously, they were reporting these numbers based on the reports received directly from local and regional health departments.
  • This change could result in a discrepancy between the number of fatalities on the DSHS Dashboard and the number on a health department’s website.
  • DSHS switching to COVID-19 fatalities data using death certificate data does not change how a health department (regional or local) investigates or determines the case classification (confirmed or probable) for a COVID-19 associated death.

Estimated Recovery Counts

  • On July 21, 2020, Region 8 began using a time-based criterion to determine recovery status. Region 8 will now report recovery counts estimated as 14 days from the date of symptom onset, specimen collection, or the date when the positive result was reported to us.  We will continue to investigate all cases regardless of recovery status.

Lavaca County walk-up testing site scheduled

Lavaca County Emergency Management in conjunction with De Witt County Emergency Management and the City of Yoakum will host a walk-up COVID-19 testing event in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Military Department on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck Street, Yoakum, Texas 77995, from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM OR until testing capacity is reached.

No appointment is necessary. The testing will be provided at no charge, and you do not need a doctor’s order or a prescription to be tested. Please have your ID, smartphone, and email address to provide the testing team.

While on-site you can scan a QR code to preview the video on what to expect taking the COVID-19 Oral Fluid Test. You can also see the video here. Patients can expect results within 5 days. If you have questions or have not received your results within 5 days from testing, please call 833-213-0643 or email covid@davacoinc.com.

While at the testing site, please be sure to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing to help up slow the spread of

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Courtesy of Lavaca County OEM

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If you are planning on being tested, please make personal accommodations for the weather, hydration, shade, and comfort, such as bringing a chair and wearing comfortable shoes/clothing. Test site staff will process individuals as quickly as possible.

The “walk-up” method of COVID-19 testing is the most efficient process for testing a large volume of individuals, as pre-registration is not required and can be handled on-site. We thank you for your patience and diligence as your local and state agencies collaborate to provide our community with the largest testing capability possible with available resources.

I’ve Tested, Now What?
DOWNLOAD 3 Key Steps when waiting for your COVID-19 test results here.

COVID-19 Resources –

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx
COVID-19 questions from the public can be directed to Email: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov

Phone: Call 2-1-1 option 6

People at high or increased risk: https://bit.ly/3dJouc4
Open Texas Checklists: https://bit.ly/2Nl13tD
Testing near you: https://bit.ly/2Z3GJUd
COVID-19 symptoms: http://bit.ly/2IV3uRh
Caring for someone sick: https://bit.ly/2wf7sS7
All #COVID19TX info: https://bit.ly/31RNfPM

Slow the Spread
Since March 13, 2020, the messaging from Lavaca County Emergency Management remains the same. We need your help to stop the spread of this virus within Lavaca County therefore, it is imperative that we continue to do the following:
• Wear a cloth face covering (over the nose and mouth)
• Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Stay at home and stop the spread of coronavirus

You can follow LCEM on Facebook for additional updates.

Source: Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management

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