The whole family just got tested for COVID-19. The operation at Sayre was thoroughly professional and as efficient as it could be.

I wish I had not read this article before departing. It is that bad.

Without rapid results, it is impossible to isolate new infections quickly enough to douse flare-ups before they grow. Slow diagnosis incapacitates contact tracing, which entails not only isolating those who test positive but also alerting the infected person’s contacts quickly so they can quarantine, too, and avoid exposing others to the virus unwittingly.

Right now, the professionals there indicated a four to eight day wait time.

Update: I read this today. I may read it with students as a way of discussing what the government can and can’t do.

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