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TestIowa expanded to anyone who wants to be tested

More on school sports as well
Posted at 11:07 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 19:24:06-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) — On Thursday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other officials held a coronavirus briefing. The governor provided an update on school-sponsored summer sports and opening up testing to more Iowans.

Governor Reynolds started things off by announcing expanded testing in the state.

By the end of the day or tomorrow, testing will be available to anyone who wants it through TestIowa. Previously, certain groups of people were being prioritized based on their risk of exposure. Now, anyone can fill out the questionnaire on the TestIowa website to apply.

Reynolds said the state has about 200,000 tests on hand, which played a part in the decision to extend testing to everyone. She also said the state will announce another phase of expanded testing next week.

Yesterday, Reynolds said school sports and other school-sponsored activities would be allowed to start on June 1. Department of Education Director Anne Lebow provided more information, saying the order will include summer school and remote learning as well. In-person activities will be expected to honor social distancing and limit group numbers as much as possible.

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