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President Trump declared a "national emergency" on due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said the action would "open up access to up to $50 billion," which he described as "a large amount of money for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease."

Trump also urged states to set up emergency operation centers immediately.

FREE TESTING --- In partnership with the Waco-McLennan County OEM and the Texas Division of Emergency Management we are offering free COVID-19 testing at various sites throughout July and August. All testing sites are free. If you suspect you may have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you are encouraged to be tested.

Note: As shown below, drive-through testing must register first, walk-up tests require no registration. *There is a limit to 600 tests per day, per location.


July 27th – 29th:

Waco Multi-Purpose Facility

1020 Elm Ave, Waco, TX, 76704

Walk-up & no registration required

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University Baptist Church

1701 Dutton Ave, Waco, TX, 76706

Walk-up & no registration required

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Spanish speaking assistance available.

July 30th:

Toliver Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

1402 Elm Avenue, Waco, TX, 76704

Drive-through & site registration required at:

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 3rd:

McGregor High School

903 Bluebonnet Parkway, McGregor, TX, 76657

Drive-through & site registration required at:

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 13th – 15th:

MCC Highlander Gym

1710 Powell Dr, Waco, TX, 76708

Walk-up & no registration required

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(REMINDER) COVID-19 symptoms:

· Fever and/or chills

· Cough (dry or productive)

· Fatigue

· Body Aches/Muscle or Joint Pain

· Sore Throat

· Headache

· Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

· Nasal Congestion

· Loss of Taste and/or Smell

FROM THE CDC - What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19? Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States. Risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Learn more about places with ongoing spread at transmission.html

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For more Texas information on the COVID-19 virus:


Waco-McLennan County Health District confirmed COVID-19 cases

Bell County State of Disaster and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

A COVID-19 hotline has been activated to answer questions related to the situation by phone. The phone number is 254-616-3209. Operators are available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The American Cross "STATE OF EMERGENCY" is urging healthy, eligible people to donate blood. The organization said it wanted to prevent blood supply shortages as COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, continues to spread in the U.S. - People interested in donating blood can make appointments by using the Red Cross Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767.

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