Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid said on Monday that 13 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus since Saturday.

As of Monday afternoon, Madrid said he has been informed that there are still no positive cases of COVID-19 in the area.

Madrid said each test has a turnaround time of 24 hours and if there is ever a positive test for COVID-19 in the area he will be notified immediately.

Madrid also reiterated that residents who believe they may need a test done must go through a screening process by a medical physician in order to get a referral to be given a test.

Madrid said if someone is unable to contact their physician, but goes to the testing site, they will not be “turned away at the facility.”

“My biggest fear is that there are a lot of folks out there who just may not get this information we’re passing,” Madrid said. “The last thing I want is for anyone to get turned away.”

Madrid said there are “qualified screeners” at the site who will perform the pre-screening assessment, before determining if a person needs to take a test for COVID-19.

The regional COVID-19 testing facility is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at Dick Kleberg Park.

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