Comal County Could Start Drive-Thru Testing for COVID-19 Next Week
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause told San Antonio’s KSAT-TV’s Tiffany Huertas on Friday that the county could begin drive-thru testing for COVID-19 as early as next week.
Although he did not release any further details, Krause said the county has a location in mind and the equipment it needs to conduct these tests. A physician’s referral would be required.
“They don’t really want someone that might have COVID-19 coming into a doctor’s office, coming into the hospital and potentially exposing other people to the virus, especially some of our health care providers,” he said.
Huertas also interviewed Joan Cajilig, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Lonestar 24 HR ER in New Braunfels, who explained how drive-thru testing works at her facility:
Patients who arrive are asked to call the facility from their car and wait for someone to come to them. Although testing can be done inside the car, those who need further assessment will be asked to drive to the ambulance bay area.
“We have them drive all the way to the side, close to our ambulance bay area and that’s where further screening is done by our physician and our nurse,” Cajilig said.
MyCanyonLake.com has reached out to Comal County officials for more information about Krause’s proposal. To see the interview, click here.