COVID-19 testing to continue with GRDHD

Coronavirus Watch Kentucky

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — Green River District Health Department Public Health Director Clay Horton announced testing for COVID-19 will continue next week and into the future in all seven of the department’s counties.

Horton says through a program with testing company Gravity, they can test up to 300 people per week across the district. You can sign up online and do not need to show symptoms to get tested. Available appointments will be shown on the website.

Horton says the testing sites will be at each county’s community health center. He recommends getting tested only if you think you need it, and they’ve seen a low positivity rate with tests. Horton says he believes this is because many who are getting tested are asymptomatic.

Horton says in 2-3 weeks, they’re looking at setting up other remote testing sites based on need.

Daviess County Emergency Management Officials held a briefing Thursday night. In other news:

The City of Owensboro says it will stop taking applications for rental assistance and small business grants Friday, May 8 at noon. Mayor Tom Watson says they’ve received over 100 applications for each grant.

Mayor Watson announced a company has a machine that can measure droplets in a confined area. Watson says Representative Brett Guthrie presented the information to the Coronavirus Task Force in Washington D.C.

Whitesville City Hall will remain closed throughout May.

Over 1,100 COVID-19 tests have been done in the last two weeks in Daviess County.

Andy Ball says as reopening gets closer, people need to be planning now.

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