Last week, Bell County Judge David Blackburn announced that COVID-19 testing sites would be set up in Troy and Rogers. Today, officials released flyers with information on symptoms to watch for and ways to schedule a testing appointment.

According to the flyers, both test collection sites will begin operating on Friday, May 8, and will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Bell County officials say this station wlil be open for one day only. The testing centers will be set up at the Troy Volunteer Fire Department, 201 E Main St. in Troy, and the Rogers Volunteer Fire Department, 4 W Mesquite Ave. in Rogers.


Testing will be conducted by appointment only. To get registered, you can call (512) 883-2400 or visit When you visit, please wear a mask or face covering if possible and be sure to continue to practice social distancing and proper hygiene/hand cleaning.

These are the symptoms to be on the lookout for if you believe you or a family member should be tested:

  • Fever and/or Chills
  • Cough (Dry or Productive)
  • Fatigue
  • Body Aches
  • Muscle or Joint Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Loss of Taste and/or Smell

Note: The CDC advises you seek medical attention if you experience:

  • Trouble Breathing
  • Persistent Pain or Pressure in the Chest
  • New Confusion or Inability to Arouse
  • Bluish Lips or Face

If you experience these more severe symptoms and need to call 9-1-1 or visit an emergency room, let the operator or staff know that you think you may have COVID-19 if you can, and wear a mask or face covering if at all possible.

Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic:


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