"We're having a small group my mother is 89 my father is 97," said Houston resident Sharon Abercia when sharing her Thanksgiving plans.
Abercia and her family are being very cautious this year. Last week they sent out an email to a few relatives.
"Everybody that comes has to be tested before, and not a week before, the day before or two days before," she said.
Just days ahead of Thanksgiving, city leaders are reminding everyone about all of the free COVID-19 testing sites in the city and in the county.
Aramco Services Company
9009 W. Loop South Drive-thru
- Nov. 23, 25: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Nov. 24: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Call 832-393-4220 for an access code. |
Houston Community College - North Forest,
6010 Little York Rd.
Drive-thru | Por Ventanilla
Nov. 23-25, 28: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Minute Maid Park, Lot C,
2208 Preston St
- Nov. 23-25, 28-29: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Nov. 27: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
For the most part, testing sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. The Harris County Health made the announcement on Twitter to remind people.
All of our #COVID19 Testing sites will be closed on Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27 in observance of the #Thanksgivng holiday. If you need a test before your holiday celebrations, we encourage you to register now! Go to https://t.co/PmSi4fhye1 for more information. pic.twitter.com/s5BfjK5C1S— Harris County Public Health #SocialDistance (@hcphtx) November 23, 2020
If you choose to go to a lab testing site or an urgent care facility, ABC13 found two options:
Any Lab Test Now has testing for $229, according to its website.
AFC Urgent Care also has testing options. The test will set you back $200.
You need appointments for these options and results may take about two to three days.
"The thing about this disease, it's a crapshoot," said Abercia. "Some people get it, then some suffer, some die and that's the scary part."
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