May 1, 2020 2:58 PM
05/01/20 - Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing in McKinney
What: COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opens Monday, May 4
When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Parking lot of the Walmart store located at 1721 N. Custer Rd., McKinney, TX 75071
Information: A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is opening May 4 and will be available for appointments Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 1721 N. Custer Rd., McKinney, TX 75071. The site is supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth and state and local officials to test those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.
Those eligible for testing can sign up for an appointment via eTrueNorth at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual.
Quote: “We are enthusiastic to have another resource available to help in our ability to identify who is positive in our community so they can take appropriate measures to ensure no further spread and ensure they receive appropriate medical care,” said Mayor George Fuller. “The data provided through testing helps our city make educated and thoughtful decisions as we move towards ending restrictions.”
More details about the testing site:
The site is open 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, each week, weather permitting.
The site will test anyone who may be exhibiting symptoms of the virus. In addition, testing is available to all health care providers and first responders, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.
Appointments will be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.
For questions regarding testing, call 800-635-8611.
Those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not available to those who walk up.
The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and then dropped in the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-through site.
eTrueNorth will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested and applicable Departments of Health.
The site will be staffed by volunteers, including Walmart healthcare professionals and eTrueNorth team members.
Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.
While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.
For everyone’s safety and for the privacy of those being tested, media should not attempt to enter the testing site and stay in the designated area.
For the latest updates visit McKinneyTexas.org/COVID-19
For information about operational changes please visit McKinneyTexas.org/Closures