Todd County Health Department Continues Testing, Discourages Out-of-State Travel
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Todd County Well being Division Continues Testing, Discourages Out-of-State Journey

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Todd County Well being Division Director Jen Harris encourages anybody who travels out of state for trip or work to get examined for COVID-19 with a number of days of returning to Kentucky.

She says a few of Todd County’s optimistic instances are the results of journey and says with an increase in instances nationwide, now will not be one of the best time for holidays.


click on to obtain audioHarris says individuals who do select to trip in southern states ought to alter a number of habits to protect in opposition to contracting the coronavirus.

click on to obtain audioHarris says anybody who travels out of state ought to get examined inside a number of days of returning to Kentucky.

The Todd County Well being Division will probably be internet hosting a free drive-through clinic Monday, July 20 from 8-11am and 6-Eight pm. She stated these are the PCR nasal swab checks that take 24-28 hours to get outcomes. Harris stated the unfavourable outcomes from these checks are typically 97-percent correct whereas optimistic checks are 92-95-percent correct.

Harris stated the well being division has utilized for a grant to obtain speedy checks to manage. She stated the accuracy of those checks are between 85-90-percent however outcomes come again in 15 minutes. Harris stated the well being division might use these kind of checks at worksites and even faculties if the kid’s guardian provides consent if they’re exhibiting COVID-19 signs in school.

Harris stated the well being division has given 309 antibody checks by way of the top of final week, with 25 folks displaying they’d earlier had COVID-19. She added 53-percent of the folks getting antibody checks have been from Todd County, whereas 20-percent have been from Logan and 15-percent from Christian County.

They are going to proceed antibody testing on the well being division by appointment.

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