No Rapid Test Kits Sent To County Health District
COVID-29 testing continues at Yakima's State Fair Park until the end of the year. The site is open Tuesday - Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. except on Thursdays when the site will open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Results will be notified by phone within 24-72 hours.
Health officials say they are testing hundreds every week at the drive-up site.
Officials from the health district say some people have called asking about rapid testing for COVID-19. Spokesperson Lilian Bravo says there are some facilities in Yakima offering rapid testing but the county hasn't received any of the test kits.
She says in general they don't recommend the rapid tests. Health officials get the standard test.
Bravo says people who have a rapid test conducted and come out negative, are recommended to follow-up with a molecular test to confirm that they are in fact free of COVID-19.