Health dept. to stop at-home COVID-19 testing in Fayette County

0
311
Source: MGN Online Credit: Pixabay License Link Image Source Link

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will stop its COVID-19 at-home testing program on Saturday, Jan. 30.

According to the department, the move will allow staff to increase efforts in other areas of the response, including investigation and isolation of new cases, and vaccine administration.

- Advertisement -
Since launching in April 2020, the department reports more than 2,000 Lexington residents used the at-home testing program, which was created to provide tests for those who had barriers getting to other testing locations in the city. Testing has since become more widely accessible in Lexington.
For more information on COVID-19, click HERE or call the department’s call center at 859-899-2222. 
Previous articleLibrary now renting out ‘Internet Hotspots’ to customers
Next articleUPDATE: Missing Laurel 18-year-old found safe
mm
Erica joins the ABC 36 family as a Co-Anchor of Good Morning Kentucky weekday mornings from 5am-7am with Cody Adams and Good Day Kentucky weekday mornings from 9am to 10am. Erica also anchors News at Midday from 12-12:30pm. She is also a Web and Social Media Content Producer. Erica graduated in three and a half years from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and specialization in Women, Gender and Social Justice. Although she hails from Michigan, Erica has worked as a News Reporter/Sports Anchor for the CBS-affiliate in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to that, she worked for a PBS-affiliate there covering all types of news – even providing live reports for The Weather Channel during her first hurricane. She then moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana and worked as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KPLC, the NBC/FOX/CW affiliate. Erica comes to Lexington from the Huntington area where she worked at WSAZ, an NBC/CW affiliate in West Virginia, as a weekday evening anchor covering the tri states of Ohio and Kentucky as well. In addition to her background on TV, Erica has worked in radio, served as the PA announcer for the Class A "Lansing Lugnuts" and hosted Carnival parades in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some of her favorite hobbies include running, reading, hiking, spending time with her husband and taking pictures of their furbabies. Erica is big on community involvement, having served as a board member for Dress for Success, volunteered as a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters, worked on the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission in Lake Charles and hosted countless events. She hopes you can connect with her on Facebook: EricaBivensTV and on Twitter: @ericabivens or Instagram: erica.bivens. You can also email her at ebivens@wtvq.com. Please send all event inquiries via email. Erica is excited to explore Lexington and the outdoors and - of course - meet all of you!