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ELC Enhancing Detection: Iowa Testing Plan   [open pdf - 500KB]

From the Document: "Testing is a key component for Iowa's plan to recover from the pandemic. Iowa has strived to increase testing capacity since the pandemic arrived here in February 2020. Supply shortages from multiple manufacturers has forced the lab to be able to test for SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] on multiple platforms. The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) provides approximately 50% of all the testing performed in Iowa. At this point approximately, 1 in 32 Iowans have been tested and SHL has performed over 45,000 tests. To reach a goal of at least 66,000 tests performed each month by SHL and ramping up to 99,000 tests performed each month, SHL will need to add staff, supplies and equipment and to restructure where testing is performed to meet the needs of Iowa."

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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/
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pdf
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