CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


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Contact

Hotline Hours: Monday – Friday, 8AM to 5PM

For health-related questions call the Health District Hotline or email covidquestions@wichitafallstx.gov .

To read the new Clearance Procedures for COVID-19 click here: Clearance Procedures 2/24/2021

Testing: Self Collection vs. Self Test

If you need to be tested for COVID-19 and can’t get tested by a healthcare provider, you can choose to use either a self-collection kit (one that is sent off to a lab for results) or a self-test that can be performed at home or anywhere else.

Sometimes a self-test is also called a “home test” or an “at-home test.” These self-collection kits and tests are available either by prescription or over the counter, without a prescription, in a pharmacy or retail store. Currently, available
self-collection kits and tests are used for the detection of current infection.

Read the complete set of the manufacturer’s instructions before using the test. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about the test or your results.


If your self-collection kit test is POSITIVE:
Submit your results to the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District through the LIVE WELL website: https://livewellwichitacounty.com/program-categories/covid-19-wichita-county/

(we do not accept results from the BinaxNow test where results are received immediately)

If your self-test is POSITIVE:
Seek local test (PCR or NAAT) at one of the COVID-19 testing facilities listed here below



Covid-19 Testing Sites

Vaccine Information

Click here for Texas Vaccine Availability Map. (Search for your zip code).

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is receiving calls from citizens inquiring as to when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available at the Health District.

All COVID-19 vaccines are allocated by the Texas Department of State Health Services based upon criteria approved by the Governor. While the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District will receive vaccines in the future, it is still yet undetermined as to when that will occur. Once the Health District receives an allocation, the information will be available on this website, on social media, and also through local news outlets. At that time, specific instructions will follow as to what the vaccination process will be.

Individuals should also speak with their physicians and pharmacies to find out if they are vaccinating for COVID-19. Some health providers may receive vaccines and begin vaccinating prior to the Health District receiving an allocation. As of December 16, 2020

The Department of State Health Services has created a new dashboard that shows the number of people vaccinated and doses distributed. A spreadsheet has also been created that shows COVID-19 vaccine distribution data by County.


FACIAL COVERINGS

Click the links below for more information:

How to put on and remove a disposable face mask

Cloth Face Covers