The Indian Health Service has suspended most COVID-19 testing on the Crow Reservation in Montana, according to a July 22, 2020, notice on social media.
The Montana State Lab is dealing with “high demand,” the notice states. As a result, only IHS patients exhibiting symptoms can obtain a coronavirus test.
“IHS has been asked to prioritize individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or those who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, due to the test backlog,” the notice states.
The directive affects thee facilities in the Crow Service Unit: the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital, the Lodge Grass Health Clinic and the Pryor Health Station.
IMPORTANT PLEASE SHAREAll Crow/Pryor/Lodge Grass IHS COVID-19 testing for individuals who are currently not exhibiting…