COVID testing not a perfect science

Door County health officials said Monday while testing availability is improving locally, it is still a work in progress. Door County Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise and Door County Public Health Manager Sue Powers addressed testing at length during their fifth Facebook Live forum Monday night. Testing for COVID-19 has changed from week to week, first focusing on those who had traveled overseas to those now showing multiple symptoms. Heise says testing people who may be asymptomatic may not make sense right now, but that could change.

Rapid testing, which can give results for COVID-19 in as little as five minutes, is available at area hospitals but Heise says it is primarily being used in very specific situations. As for immunity testing, Heise says they are working with their partners in Green Bay to make sure it gives them the information they need.



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