Governor Abbott, Harris County Judge Hidalgo Joint Statement On New Walgreens Testing Sites
Governor Greg Abbott and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced two new COVID-19 drive-through testing sites for Harris County in partnership with Walgreens. These sites are set to come online Friday, April 17th, and will have the capacity to conduct 200 tests per day at each location. For the past week, Governor Abbott has been working with Judge Hidalgo and Walgreens to bring these sites online and increase Harris County's testing capacity. Testing in these locations will be available by appointment and individuals will first need to complete a digital health assessment to determine eligibility using criteria establish by CDC.
Governor Abbott and Judge Hidalgo issued the following joint statement regarding this announcement:
"Collection and testing is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against COVID-19, and we are working every day to increase testing capacity for the people of Harris County. We are grateful to Walgreens for their partnership to get these new sites online so we can continue to ramp up testing, identify Texans who have contracted COVID-19, and slow the spread of this virus."
The locations of the two new testing sites are below:
14531 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77082
101 W Southmore Ave
Pasadena, TX 77502