Clark County Health Department Offering Serology COVID-19 Antibody Testing
A Serology test looks for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in the blood to determine if there has been an infection in the past. Antibodies are formed by the body to fight off infections. A positive antibody test means that the person was infected with COVID-19 in the past or recently, and that their immune system developed antibodies to try to fight it off. At this time, it is not clear if positive antibodies in the blood provide sustained protective immunity from the virus.
Serology testing is NOT intended as a diagnostic test for active COVID-19 infection. This testing is only recommended for individuals who are well and not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with active COVD-19 such as: Fever, Cough, Difficulty Breathing or Recent Loss of Taste or Smell.
Clark County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) funding will be used to provide the testing free of charge to those individuals residing in Clark County. There will be a $60 fee for those individuals residing in surrounding counties.
Testing will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Clark County Health Department. Call 660-727-2356 for questions and to schedule a test.
Many local residents enjoyed the fireworks displays around the area over the weekend. The Kahoka VFW Post 4342 hosted a FREE July 4th Family Fun Day on Saturday. They served BBQ Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and all the trimmings, along with having lots of games including a bounce house, yard darts and more. They closed out the evening by having a fireworks display.
Over the last few weeks contractors have been busy working on repairs at the City of Kahoka Pool. Some of the repairs the contractors have been working on include: Fixing the Hydrostatic pressure valve in the 10ft section of the pool; Re-side and repair damage to the chlorine building; Rewiring the buildings and replace breaker boxes; Rebuild toilet stalls; Replace the pool lights; and Replace all valves throughout the system.
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