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Putting COVID-19 to the test


April 23, 2020

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National Guard members assist with COVID-19 testing in O'Neill, Friday, April 17.

A team of Nebraska Air and Army National Guard members arrived in O'Neill and Bloomfield Friday. Their mission: complete critical COVID-19 testing.

North Central District Health Department assisted with the event.

According to a media release, received April 16, NCDHD stressed testing events were not due to a large number of COVID-19 cases in the district.

"Nebraska National Guard has been in contact with local health departments ... to set up these testing events to gain a clearer picture of the presence of COVID-19 in our state," NCDHD officials wrote in the release.

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