KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 19, 2020
By Katrina Katsarelis
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites are being established across the region, Katy Independent School District has partnered with federal and local officials to provide a drive-thru testing site for at-risk individuals at Legacy Stadium. Legacy Stadium is located at 1830 Katyland Drive in Katy, TX 77493.
Opening in the Coming Days
The site is not currently operational, but it is anticipated that health officials will be informing the public of its opening within the coming days. Once the site is opened, testing will take place seven days a week, for a minimum of 30 days.
Must Be Referred by a Health Care Provider
Individuals visiting the site must be referred there by a health care provider and possess a health care notification in order to be tested.
Not for Random Testing
The site will not be open for random testing and the District is advising residents not to show up without a referral, as this can unintentionally put others at risk, cause delays and interrupt the healthcare professionals who are working expeditiously to open the testing site.
Remain in Vehicles
Individuals directed to the site will remain in their vehicles and will not receive medical counseling or services onsite. All tests will consist of a nasal swab, which will be administered by health department employees.
Police Presence On Site
Katy ISD police officers, as well as local, state and federal law enforcement will secure the drive-thru testing site at Legacy Stadium and provide traffic control and directives to those individuals arriving with an official health notification.
Through this national crisis, Katy ISD says their priority is to do everything to protect the health and well-being of its students, families and the community.