Iowans Flock To Test Iowa Website To Sign Up For Coronavirus Testing
MASON CITY, Iowa – States have used test data to make big decisions about how they fight the virus. Crucial decisions like when to reopen businesses depend on whether the number of cases increases or decreases. Iowa is now stepping up a gear to get the answers they need, and they’re doing it with testiowa.com.
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Gov. Kim Reynolds said residents of Hawkeye State are signing up in droves to get tested.
“Over 80,000 people have completed the online assessment and over 250 have made appointments,” Governor Reynolds said.
Signing up is pretty straightforward. Just head to testiowa.com and click on “start now”. The assessment includes questions about your personal information, pre-existing conditions and whether you are experiencing or have been exposed to someone with symptoms. Your answers determine whether or not you should be tested. The website will allow you to select a time and location to perform the test. Results will be posted in an email in approximately 72 hours.
News of the website is spreading quickly, according to the governor.
“We had 631 social media mentions of the Iowa Hashtag Test Challenge with a reach of over 18.8 million,” Gov. Reynolds said.
Brian Hanft, director of CG Public Health, also mentions the mass testing efforts, saying the process is quick and easy.
“We encourage everyone to visit test iowa dot com to complete their online assessment. It takes less than 5 minutes,” Hanft said.