When should I get tested?

You should call your health care provider or the local health department if you are experiencing fever above 100.4 along with cough, chest congestion, or shortness of breath.  You will be asked a series of questions to determine whether you meet certain testing criteria before you can be tested. 

Testing criteria includes having fever, cough, shortness of breath PLUS:

-    having had close contact with a confirmed case,

-    having traveled to a location with ongoing transmission of COVID-19,

-    having risk factors for getting very sick from COVID-19, or

-    being hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms even if you do not have any risk factors.

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1. How can we help to contain the virus and prevent community spread?
2. What are the best practices to decrease chance of contracting the virus?
3. Are we required to provide documentation to law enforcement about essential travel when we are out and about?
4. Where in Hays County/San Marcos can I be tested?
5. Since a number of conferences have been canceled at our conference center, can the City arrange with Embassy Suites to use any space for Corona Virus testing and/or day care?
6. Can the city help the hospitals in Hays County arrange testing outside the hospital building in their parking lots by loaning the hospitals tents or other types of temporary "structures"?
7. Is testing free or do I have to pay?
8. When should I get tested?
9. Have any travel restrictions been placed at the San Marcos Municipal Airport?
10. If my job is impacted by state or federally mandated closures, will my landlord be able to evict me if I can't pay my rent?
11. Is there a web site or other type of computer site that I can access that will answer at least some of my questions?
12. Current resources for local businesses in San Marcos
13. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Resources
14. You can help San Marcos too!