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Johnson County Has Plans To Double The Number Of COVID-19 Tests It Performs

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Julie Denesha
KCUR 89.3
Johnson County's Health Director Dr. Sanmi Areola wants to double the number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the county, which would put the weekly total at about 2,000.

As several weeks of stay-at-home orders draw to a gradual close in the Kansas City region, many folks still aren't sure whether they should seek out a test for COVID-19. To learn what the latest guidance is in Johnson County, Kansas, we spoke with the leader of the health department there.

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