KSHB: Saint Luke's opens COVID-19 testing sites to first responders

Saint Luke's Health System said Thursday that the testing will be available to any first responder — including police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs — who meets certain criteria for testing.

“When you think of essential personnel, first responders are certainly at the top of that list,” said Dr. Marc Larsen, Saint Luke’s incident command operations chief. “It’s critical right now that we all do our part to get through this together. By serving the community in our way—by providing these tests—we’re helping our first responders get back to serving the community in their way. And that’s good news for our community overall.”

First responders who meet the criteria and want to be tested should obtain a referral through their human resources department. They must show a referral form, badge and personal identification to be tested.

Read the full KSHB article: "Saint Luke's opens COVID-19 testing sites to first responders"

Related Content

Hand holding vile labeled COVID-19
Mar. 31, 2020

Saint Luke’s News: Saint Luke’s Health System to see quicker turnaround on COVID-19 test results with new ability to process tests in-house

Saint Luke’s Health System is now able to process COVID-19 tests in-house, allowing for a quicker turnaround on results for Saint Luke’s patients and employees.
Two first responders treating a patient by an ambulance
Apr. 2, 2020

Saint Luke's News: Saint Luke’s Expands COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing to All First Responders

Saint Luke’s Health System is pleased to announce that it is expanding drive-through testing of COVID-19 to all first responders within the region who meet testing criteria.
FOX 4 News. Tracking coronavirus. Dr. Sarah Boyd, Saint Luke's Health System
Mar. 19, 2020

FOX4: FDA testing promising treatment for COVID-19

President Trump announced the FDA is fast-tracking testing of a promising medication to treat COVID-19. FOX4 talked to Dr. Sarah Boyd about what this could mean if approved.