State and local authorities will set up scheduled free drive-through COVID-19 testing clinics in McKinney on May 20, and in Plano on May 21.
This is a joint effort between Texas Military Department, North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, Texas Department of Emergency Management, Collin County, Collin College and the City of Plano.
All tests are by appointment only, and people can register by phone at least 24 hours before the test dates (512-883-2400); or, they can register online now at https://txcovidtest.org/. Each test date is limited to 100 people, and officials will call those tested with the results.
To be eligible, residents must have one or more of the following symptoms of COVID-19:
- Fever and/ or chills
- Cough (dry or productive)
- Body aches/muscle or joint pain
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion
- Loss of taste and/or smell
Wednesday, May 20: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Russell A. Steindam Courts Building parking lot, 2100 Bloomdale Rd., McKinney 75071 (northwest corner of U.S. Hwy 75 & Bloomdale Rd);
Thursday, May 21: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Collin College Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, 75074.
The testing is part of a state-run program, and plans are to return to other Collin County communities on a rotating basis every two weeks.