Two virus testing websites reopening
Austin Public Well being is reopening two neighborhood COVID-19 testing websites as circumstances and hospitalizations for COVID-19 rise within the Austin space.
The George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Middle, 5801 Ainez Drive in Southeast Austin, has opened with hours from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays via Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
The St. John’s Testing Middle, 7211 N. 35th St. in West Austin, will open July 29, additionally with hours from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays via Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Austin Public Well being encourages these with insurance coverage or a main care supplier to contact their physician for an evaluation if they’re experiencing signs. Different testing choices for these with insurance coverage embrace pharmacies and pressing care facilities.
Neighborhood testing websites don’t require an enclosed automobile, decreasing the barrier of needing a automotive. Sufferers could arrive by foot, on a bicycle or bike or in a automobile. All people are required to put on a face masking when arriving for testing.
Testing is on the market with or with out an appointment. Nonetheless, scheduling an appointment is really useful to save lots of time and to verify check availability for a given day. People can schedule a check at on-line at covid19.austintexas.gov or by calling 311 or 512-974-2000. People unable to entry the testing websites also can name the fairness hotline at 512-972-5560 to see in the event that they qualify for an at-home check.
The companies are free with no insurance coverage necessities, and all medical info offered for testing and speak to tracing is confidential, and immigration standing just isn’t requested.
For extra info: austintexas.gov/covid19.
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Redistricting panel seeks enter
The Unbiased Residents Redistricting Fee will host a public enter discussion board on District 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Northwest Recreation Middle, 2913 Northland Drive.
Together with census knowledge, publicly submitted feedback might be used to help the fee when it begins drawing district boundaries between March and November. The main focus of public testimony is to obtain details about the distinctive traits of communities from these most acquainted with their neighborhoods to assist the panel decide areas that ought to stay intact and/or be grouped collectively in districts. The aim is to have a brand new district map authorized for the November 2022 election.
Public enter boards might be recorded and movies of the conferences might be out there at austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Previous conferences and agendas could be considered on the fee’s web site at austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/116_1.htm.
Interpretation or translation companies might be out there freed from cost by advance request in Spanish, Chinese language or Vietnamese. Name 311 or e mail email@example.com to request these companies 48 hours upfront of a discussion board.
For extra particulars and upcoming conferences: bit.ly/3BvUU5x.
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