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Billings hospital begins offering asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to employees

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 12:58:31-04

BILLINGS - St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings announced Monday it has begun offering asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to its hospital and clinic employees.

The free tests were being made available beginning Monday and are part of Gov. Steve Bullock’s COVID-19 management plan for the state of Montana, the hospital said in a press release.

“In an effort to maintain the safety and health of our associates, community, and those we serve, we are now offering asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for our associates and providers,” said Dr. Michael Bush, Chief Medical Officer. “We are taking the utmost precautions to maintain proper social distancing during this time and ensure proper mask usage at all times.”

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