Vehicles queued for at least a mile along a Houston-area road as drivers waited to receive coronavirus tests at hospital on July 3.
This footage was taken along Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Rd W in Humble, Texas, just north of central Houston. Ronald V. Parrish, who recorded the vehicle queue, began filming about a mile from the entrance to Emergency Hospital Systems – Deerbrook, where area residents were able to be tested.
Similar scenes have been reported in recent days at the same facility, where staff are completing up to 600 tests per day.
“This shows just how bad this COVID-19 situation is, these people are waiting for hours to get tested,” said Parrish. “This thing is very, very serious here in Houston.”
On July 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide mask order, mandating Texans in counties with over 20 confirmed coronavirus cases to wear facial masks in public. Credit: Ronald V. Parrish via Storyful