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464 tested for COVID-19 at GHS

A total of 464 people were tested for the COVID-19 virus during a drive-thru event held on Monday at Gloucester High School.

Dr. Richard Williams, director of the Three Rivers Health District, said on Tuesday that those conducting the tests were members of a contracted testing team that is specially trained to conduct testing events. They were supported by Three Rivers personnel, the Medical Reserve Corps, and local law enforcement.

The team was at the site all day, Williams said, and didn’t exhaust all the 750 test kits that were available.

Results of the tests are usually available within three to five days, said Williams. Anyone with a positive test will be contacted immediately to initiate case investigation and contact tracing. People with negative tests will also be contacted and informed of their results, he said.

The process was a quick and smooth one for participants. Guides directed cars to line up across the parking lot as they arrived, and the line of cars move...

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