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Coconino County Could Halt COVID-19 Testing As Test Kits And Supplies Run Low

Coconino County could suspend testing for COVID-19 next week if they don’t get more test kits and supplies they need. County health officials said Saturday the County has increased testing opportunities for people who have respiratory symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. County officials are asking the state and federal governments to send financial aid and supplies, such as test kits and personal protection equipment. If supplies aren’t replenished, testing in the county could stop. The county was the first in the state to set up drive-up swab testing at Fort Tuthill and at Coconino Community College off Fourth Street in Flagstaff. Coconino County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lena Fowler says “Coconino County’s COVID-19 response is a leader in the state.“ She adds: “However, if we don’t get the financial aid and supplies soon, we won’t be able to continue services to help prevent the spread of this virus. We call on our state and federal partners to make test kits and other supplies available immediately.” The County continues to work with local, state and federal partners to respond to the COVID-19 situation.