Cameron County asking residents to self-report COVID-19 test results

4 months 4 days 9 hours ago Friday, January 21 2022 Jan 21, 2022 January 21, 2022 5:01 PM January 21, 2022 in News - Local

With the federal government launching a website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, Cameron County officials are asking residents to report their results.

“As more households will be able to test for COVID with at-home tests, it will make it difficult to keep up with what is truly happening in terms of COVID-19 cases in our community,” Cameron County Health Administrator Esmeralda Guajardo said in a news release. “In order for us to better understand it and continue to keep the public informed, we are asking residents to help us by self-reporting their results. We intend to report these numbers within our daily case report and differentiate between at-home tests and tests reported to us by medical providers.”

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Cameron County residents can report their results to the Cameron County Public Health website. For more information, call 956-247-3650.

Orders for the free at-home COVID-19 kits can be placed online. 

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