covid testing

Legislatures across country back off pandemic protocols

BY: - January 19, 2022

As Dr. Jennifer Bacani McKenney walked the halls of the Kansas Statehouse on opening day of the legislative session this month, she was taken aback by what she saw. In the hallways, where “people are chatting and hugging and all that stuff, there were probably less than half of the people wearing masks … You definitely wouldn’t […]

A pandemic first: Ohio beats COVID-19 testing goal

BY: - October 7, 2020

In a pandemic dominated by testing shortages, Ohio exceeded a COVID-19 testing benchmark in September, state data shows. Over prior months, Ohio has fallen short of testing estimates the Ohio Department of Health provided to the federal government. In September, however, an average of 31,000 Ohioans received PCR tests for the new coronavirus per day, […]


I was exposed to COVID-19 and couldn’t get tested for 16 days

BY: - July 14, 2020

Saturday morning was filled with sorrowful tears as I sat in my stuffy, three-bedroom apartment pleading with a doctor to refer me for a test.  After the video call — which lasted all of 10 minutes — two weeks of anger, frustration and confusion rushed over me.  On July 1, I was notified by a friend, and […]