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Elko County To Begin Ramping Up Coronavirus Testing

Elko County residents will have access to COVID-19 tests beginning next Wednesday. 

The Elko Daily Free Press reports that Nevada National Guard troops will assist the county in meeting a Phase 1 reopening goal of testing between 2,500 and 3,000 residents over four days.

The tests will be administered at the Elko Convention Center.  A county health official says that about 60 to 100 people could be tested per hour, with results expected three to five days later.

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When community-based testing is finished, Elko County could move into Phase 2 of reopening plans, where the state will consider reopening schools, bars, and other areas.