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Local lab secures COVID testing bid for FSU

August 7th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners Thursday awarded Aeon Technologies a contract to perform COVID-19 testing at Frostburg State University. The Commissioners voting to accept  Aeon’s bid to process up to 1,400 coronavirus tests. The vote took place at regular public meeting of the board at the county office complex on Kelly Road. The contract calls for up to 200 tests per week for seven weeks at $86 per test. The cost will be covered by federal CARES Act funding. The Aeon Technologies lab is located on the campus of Frostburg State University and is operated by Dr. Kimberly Brown.  The testing will commence the week of Aug. 10 with the university’s fall semester starting Aug. 17. Classes will be a hybrid of online and in-person instruction.

The COVID tests at FSU will be for staff and students who are asymptomatic but wish to be tested. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms, or feels they may have been directly exposed, is to report to the Brady Health Center on campus or see their medical provider.

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