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Missouri Prepares Multi-Step COVID-19 Testing Plan to Roll-Out in Next Few Months

Meiying Wu / KBIA

Missouri officials on Wednesday detailed plans to expand and target COVID-19 testing statewide in the coming weeks and months.

The plan includes three stages that move from dealing with coronavirus hot spots to methodically checking communities throughout the state.

Randall Williams, head of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, outlined the coronavirus testing plan during Gov. Mike Parson’s daily COVID-19 news conference.

Williams said the state is conducting roughly 8,800 tests a day.

Williams said anyone showing any symptoms, anyone who has associated with someone testing positive and all health care workers can now access tests.

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