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Kirby Medical Center Discontinues COVID Testing, Puts Piatt County Schools in Pickle

Students in Piatt County schools that need COVID testing for school purposes do not have a lot of options after Kirby Medical Center in Monticello discontinued a COVID testing program in partnership with its schools.


Dave Remmert is the Executive Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department and tells Regional Radio News they are looking at pushing out information about the availability of take-home test kits that are available over-the-counter.



According to Remmert, as kids 5-11 years old become eligible for their second dose of the vaccine, the availability of that second dose is becoming a problem.



As booster shots become more available, Remmert says you can schedule those through the health department or you can go through your physician or local pharmacy.



Last week, Remmert told Regional Radio they are seeing most of the COVID cases in DeWitt County in the unvaccinated populations. 

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