The Texas Department of State Health Services reported the first case of COVID-19 in Nacogdoches this morning, according to a press release from the City of Nacogdoches.

In response, the Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and Excel ER, in collaboration with Nacogdoches government officials and SFA School of Nursing, are directing a call center and remote testing facility. Healthcare providers at the testing center will screen to test individuals who meet the specific CDC criteria. The updated list of criteria can be found here.

The city asks that before you drive to the testing site, you call the call center at 936-468-4787 for a screening. Those who meet criteria will be sent to a mobile testing site.

The call center will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The city urges people to only share reliable information regarding the Coronavirus and to try to correct or advise others when they see incorrect information being shared. For any more information, you may follow the City of Nacogdoches – city government Facebook page, contact the call center or visit Nacogdoches.org.

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