Those who have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and/or known exposure to COVID-19 can be tested. Only a healthcare provider can refer someone for testing. University Hospital’s laboratory now has the capability to test collected samples.
In the event of a pandemic, there are certain measures that are recommended to take place in order to minimize the spread of the virus. Social distancing is very important for slowing or stopping the spread of infections, especially for those who are at higher risk of catching coronavirus. In Texas, there is currently a shelter in place order in effect as of March 24, 2020.