SEARHC rolling back free asymptomatic tests
November 19, 2020
In a Nov. 17 press release, the Southeast Alaska Health Consortium announced that they would soon be discontinuing their free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program. This program has offered free COVID-19 tests for members of the public not showing any symptoms of COVID-19, freely across many Southeast Alaskan communities. According to their press release, this decision to roll back the tests is in response to the surge of COVID cases across Alaska, and the need to prioritize symptomatic testing.
"SEARHC was able to administer thousands of tests to asymptomatic patients thanks to an Indian...