CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (KVEO) — The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will begin using the cue COVID-19 test on inmates.
Cue COVID-19 tests provide results in 20 minutes by using a nasal sample. To read details from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this test click here.
The CCSO is working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management/ Texas A&M University System to keep track of COVID-19 cases in the jail system.
A release mentions the tests are to no cost to the Sheriff’s office or taxpayers.
“With our state and county in the process of re-opening, we at the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office have to remain one step ahead in the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus… we must continue to remain vigilant and cautious,” said the release.
We've partnered with TDEM to test our inmates for COVID-19 using CUE, results in only 20 minutes, no cost to the county, allows us to Combat, Control and Contain the spread of the virus. pic.twitter.com/9J8a6B6Qqn— Sheriff Eric Garza (@SheriffGarza) April 16, 2021