FAQ: Some questions asked locally about COVID-19
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FAQ: Some questions asked locally about COVID-19

Many questions cropped up in connection with COVID-19. This week's questions focus on several local issues, with the Adams County Health Department and Quincy Public Schools helping with answers.


 


Why is Adams County not getting test results back that quickly?


Adams County Health Department Administrator Jerrod Welch said a majority of the tests are sent to a private lab that has an extreme backlog.


"Right now the labs are batching those, from what I understand, so they could dump positives or negatives to us at any time, Welch said. "We just have to sit and wait for them."


Some priority tests from health care providers can be tested quicker through the Illinois Department of Public Health labs.


"As soon as we get those results, we're going to get some internal notification, which we expect to take about an hour in time," Welch said.

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