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.
Clark County Kids in the Kitchen - With the support of the Clark County Extension Council, MU Extension Nutrition Program Associate Wendy Atterberg recently offered Kids in the Kitchen classes for 12 Clark County youth. During the five classes, youth learned basic cooking skills, healthy food choices and food safety needed to cook and clean-up from nutritious meals and snacks that they can prepare for themselves and their families. Youth had a great time and parents have reported that they have already been preparing some of the recipes at home. Youth in the class would like to thank the Clark County Extension Council for sponsoring supplies for the class and the First Baptist Church of Kahoka for allowing them to use their facilities for the class.
The Clark Co. 4-H & FFA Livestock shows kickoff on Sunday afternoon with the Horse Show being held at the Clark Co. Fairgrounds. On Monday night Art Hall exhibitors were able to showcase their projects. Please see the below story for days and times for the other livestock shows at this year Clark Co. Fair.
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