News July 24, 2020

Surveillance Testing to Start

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Teton County Health Department, in partnership with St. John’s Health, will begin recruiting businesses for COVID-19 surveillance testing using the Curative SARS-CoV-2 assay, an oral swab that tests for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in saliva. The surveillance testing will be free and is completely voluntary. They will be randomly testing up to 1,000 workers from businesses that choose to participate. Employees will only be considered if their employer enrolls in this surveillance testing program. This surveillance testing will be provided at no cost to the business or to the employees in thanks to funding provided by the Wyoming Department of Health through the CARES Act. The surveillance testing is for people without symptoms, to better understand how COVID-19 is currently affecting the community. Businesses may sign up to participate in the testing at tetoncountywy.gov/2165/COVID-19-Surveillance-Testing.