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Posted: May 17, 2020

Boozhoo Gakina Awiya,

Dear Readers,

In the notice below, you’ll see that the LCO Health Center has been providing free testing in locations throughout the Reservation. Emergency Management Coordinator Matt Reidell informed the Tribal Governing Board last week that during the first two testing sites, 126 people were tested and all tests came back negative. In addition to over 50 people tested at up-to-date at our clinic which all came back negative, there is still yet to be a positive Corona case in our community. All four positive cases in Sawyer County are also the result of people from outside our community coming in who were immediately isolated preventing spread in Sawyer County. All this is good news. As our businesses and recreational areas begin to open, let’s continue practicing safety measures and prevent the disease from entering our community. 

LCO Health Center Providing Free Covid Testing at Community Locations

Submitted by Dr. Gary Girard LCO Health Center Director
Please see photo below of LCO Staff providing Covid-19 Off Site testing on May 5 at the New Post Elder Center. We also tested at the Signor Church later that afternoon. We will be testing next week on Tuesday/Thursday at the Reserve Elder Center and Bizhiki Center.  I wanted to let everyone know that we have not have a positive test to date. We have tested 59 patients at the Clinic with 54 Negative tests and 5 pending.
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