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Aurora drive-thru testing postponed due to shortage of coronavirus testing kits

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 16:52:57-04

WISCONSIN — Advocate Aurora Health announced Friday that they would be postponing their drive-thru testing for COVID-19 due to a shortage of testing kits.

Aurora Health Care still has kits. However, they have decided to save those kits for those who are most vulnerable. Those in critical condition will still be allowed to get tested after being screened by a nurse.

This decision comes as medical professionals are struggling to deal with the masses of people and shortage of testing kits.

Those who are showing symptoms but are not in critical condition will learn how to self-quarantine at home and take care of themselves. However, those arriving at hospitals with critical conditions will be tested and treated.

Advocate Aurora also said they are looking into ways to acquire more testing kits. Additionally, they have launched a symptom checker to provide screening options with those showing symptoms.

This symptom checker can be accessed through the Advocate Aurora Live Well app or on their website, which can be found here.

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