Coronavirus in Wisconsin: La Crosse County director talks COVID-19 testing (7/13/20)

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In La Crosse County, there were 15 new cases reported on Monday for a total of 593 confirmed positive cases.  11 of the 15 positive cases are from last week’s National Guard testing site in La Crosse.  Health Department Director Jen Rombalski said,

“If your test is negative you will receive a call from the National Guard.  If your test comes back positive, the La Crosse County Health department will call,” Jen Rombalski, La Crosse County Health Director said.  “The 400 tests from the National Guard testing site shows there is a lot of virus in the community.”

“There are a variety of reasons we were able to go through all those tests, but the fact is that 400 individuals who had symptoms came through that testing site and that’s a lot of folks in our community that may have symptoms and we don’t know yet how many are truly positive or may have been symptoms from something other than COVID.  So, I think the message there is there is a lot virus in our community right now,” Rombalski said. ​

The Health Department announced another National Guard testing site coming up on Friday, July 24 at the Omni Center in Onalaska from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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