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Community COVID-19 Testing Postponed

Tribal Executive Board member Kaci Wallette told the Northern Plains Independent that the board has determined the rapid anti-body testing that was available to the Tribes did not provide the accuracy and reliability necessary to adequately serve the constituents of the reservation.

“Due to these issues,” said Wallette, “the schedule for the community COVID-19 testing by the Fort Peck Tribes will be rescheduled to the month of June.”

Wallette issued the following statement at presstime: “The Fort Peck Tribes are working to identify alternative tests so that the Fort Peck Tribes can facilitate widely available, reliable and accurate testing for COVID-19 with the community. This includes continued collaboration with Northeast Montana Health Services and exploring the potential use of the test available through Abbot Labs in a continuing response to the risks posed by COVID-19.”

For more information, contact Wallette at 406-942-2286.

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