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Current Event March 12, 2020

Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing


Health care workers at a Seattle hospital can now drive their cars up to a window to be tested for COVID-19. Washington state has been one of the places hardest hit by COVID-19, an illness caused by a new coronavirus, and the city hopes to protect health workers who are essential to keeping the virus contained. Listen to learn how coronavirus testing is done and why drive-through test sites are considered safer than traditional clinics.

This audio story was recorded in early March. The news about COVID-19 is changing rapidly and parts of this story may be dated.

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AIR DATE: 03/08/2020