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Sedgwick County suspends asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

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Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 6:16 PM CDT
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Due to "overwhelming interest" from residents who aren't exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms but want to be tested for the virus, Sedgwick County health officials have temporarily suspended scheduling residents for asymptomatic testing.

"Residents who called by 5 p.m. Friday (June 26) will be called back for an appointment next week," the county said.

By 2 p.m. Friday, Sedgwick County reports calls from about 1,000 asymptomatic people, interested in COVID-19 testing from the health department.

"The county's testing priority has always been and continues to be residents with COVID-19," Sedgwick County said in a news release. "Information will be forthcoming when asymptomatic testing is resumed. "Residents who are health care workers (including long-term care facilities), detention workers, Direct Support Professionals, employees of residential group homes, first responders, and law enforcement may continue to be tested regardless of symptoms, on a weekly basis."

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