Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the About page. The signs and symptoms can include:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Body temperature equal to or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking
  • Sore throat
  • Temporary loss of taste or smell
  • Persistent headache
  • Inability to stay awake
  • Recent confusion
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
You must have lived in McLennan County since December 2019, be 18 years of age or older, and be fluent in English or Spanish. In addition, you must have been hospitalized for COVID-19 or are a member of a household in which someone was hospitalized for COVID-19.
We will use a test approved for research purposes to try to determine if you have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. It is not a guarantee that you have or have not been exposed to the virus. See the About page for more details. You will be entered in to several drawings for HEB gift cards of varying amounts.
Your information will only be seen by the research team that is trained in ethical research responsibilities. You, your place of work, your family, and all other information collected will not be individually identified in any of the research reports or findings.
You can send an email to to ask more questions.
You will be helping those you love in the community of McLennan County understand the distribution of this deadly virus. Do this for others that are not as strong as you.