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From The News-Courier staff—
KNOX CITY—A 22-person Air Force National Guard team conducted 33 tests for COVID-19 here Monday at the Knox City Community Center as part of a state-wide program to expand testing.
“The tests went really well,” said Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik. “The team was really impressed with the facility saying it was a perfect place to do it.”
Results will be available later in the week, according to Wojcik.
Wojcik indicated that the team hoped to return in 10 to 12 days to perform antibody tests which would provide almost immediate results.
Gov. Greg Abbott has plans to put together 25 45-person teams to continue testing in other parts of the state, especially rural areas.
Wojcik also noted that restaurants in Knox County could now open to 50 percent of capacity because of being in counties with few or no cases confirmed as Abbott mentioned in his Monday press conference.
Abbott also said churches could reopen and some in the county, including the church of Christ in Munday, have plans to reopen this week, but again will take precautions as necessary to keep their members safe.
Wojcik indicated he would still support the restaurants by getting take outs and his church on-line right now instead of going out to eat or to personally attend a service.
“We still must practice social distancing and keep up with sanitation efforts to protect ourselves and others. I’m going to be wearing a face mask myself when I get out.”