About 700 residents of Pulaski County, Mo., received free COVID-19 tests last weekend. The two-day mass testing was coordinated among the county, the state, Phelps Health and the Army at nearby Fort Leonard Wood, according to a press release from the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership.
The tests were available through the federal CARES Act.
“This event, along with the ongoing and unique collaboration around prevention, proactive measures, communication, and planning, will help inform leaders, businesses, and community members throughout the county to better evaluate risk conditions and effectively make decisions as we all continue working together through a phased approach to resuming safe and normal operations,” said Sustainable Ozarks Partnership Executive Director Dorsey Newcomb.
Fort Leonard Wood leaders have been working closely with state and county officials to provide testing and understand coronavirus infection in local communities. About 70% of the base’s service members live in off-base communities, most of them in Pulaski County, the release said.
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