Fremont County Public Health working on surveillance testing, voucher system

Fremont County Public Health is working to provide surveillance COVID testing for critical infrastructure employers and high-risk workers, as well as setting up a testing voucher system for uninsured/underinsured residents who are symptomatic or a contact to a positive.

Fremont County Public Health County Nurse Manager Becky Parkins shared she hopes “to have everything up and running by the end of the month.”

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Parkins plans to contact local agencies like law enforcement and EMTs along with organizations such as Community Entry Services (CES) for surveillance testing. Of those interested parties, certain percentages will be tested weekly.

“Most of the testing will be done at the Lander Medical Clinic in order to utilize their new testing machine that can produce results quickly,” she explained. Residents using the voucher system could get tested at select clinics that are willing to work with Fremont County Public Health.

County 10 will share updates as these testing programs progress.

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Fremont County Public Health is working to provide surveillance COVID testing for critical infrastructure employers and high-risk workers, as well as setting up a testing voucher system for uninsured/underinsured residents who are symptomatic or a contact to a positive.

Fremont County Public Health County Nurse Manager Becky Parkins shared she hopes “to have everything up and running by the end of the month.”

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Parkins plans to contact local agencies like law enforcement and EMTs along with organizations such as Community Entry Services (CES) for surveillance testing. Of those interested parties, certain percentages will be tested weekly.

“Most of the testing will be done at the Lander Medical Clinic in order to utilize their new testing machine that can produce results quickly,” she explained. Residents using the voucher system could get tested at select clinics that are willing to work with Fremont County Public Health.

County 10 will share updates as these testing programs progress.

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