COVID-19

County medical director provides more testing information

Still not enough testing; stay home in order to protect health care and other front-line workers, he says.

There’s still a backlog in COVID-19 testing in Michigan, and the Kalamazoo County medical director says tests are being prioritized for:

  1. First responders, doctors, and other people who have to engage with potential virus-carriers.
  2. Those most at-risk for severe complications, such as residents in nursing homes.

Dr. William Nettleton said there’s still not enough lab supplies, not enough protective gear for those administering tests, and not enough labs to run tests.

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“Still, at this time, most important thing you can do is stay home, and stay safe,” he said.

See his short video he made on testing here.