Over 300 individuals received COVID testing at the old National Guard Armory in Orange on Sunday. The testing started at about 8:00 AM and within thirty minutes the line of vehicles stretched from the testing location to the Northway Park on Meeks Drive.
Devon Thornton is with the HONU Management Groupwhich is contracted by the state of Texas to administer the tests. Thornton estimated 244 had been tested by 2:45 PM when he terminated the line of cars for the last one hundred or so to be tested.
Individuals who received a test still need to quarantine until they get the result of their test. “Right now, the lab results are being run within about 12 to 24 hours and the patients are getting their results within about 48 to 72 hours,” Thornton stated.
Those that were turned away that wanted to be tested were suggested to come to the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on Wednesday, July 15, when there will be another day of testing done. Tests on Wednesday will be administered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the Expo Center on FM 1442 in Orange County.
-DAN PERRINE, KOGT-