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Commission approves COVID-19 wastewater testing

At their regular business meeting Thursday the Hill County Commission approved a new security system for election documents and a task order allowing for testing local wastewater for COVID-19.

The commission approved a task order allowing the Hill County Health Department to conduct weekly tests of the wastewater for COVID-19.

Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Berg said people tend not to report or even test for COVID-19 any more and testing wastewater for it will help the department get an idea of how prevalent it is in the community.

Berg said the state is discussing...


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