COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Blaine County, Idaho had one of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the nation. While the curve is slowly flattening, there likely are many unknown cases within the county.  Many of these cases are likely to have no symptoms but are still very contagious.  Furthermore, there are likely large numbers of Blaine County residents who had the disease and have recovered and have not been able to receive testing.  

The COVID-19 Response Group is excited to announce the launch of COVID-19 antibody testing. The rapid spread of the virus through the Wood River Valley has left many members of our community without access to testing. We have procured space in the Copper Ridge building next to the liquor store to use exclusively as a testing site in an attempt to bring widespread testing to the people of Blaine County. Laboratory specimen collection and evaluation will be performed by RNs and certified techs and supervised by local Pharmacists and MDs. Our goal is to provide same day results.  We’re currently in the validation phase of this project and are going to be rolling it out to health care workers and first responders first, then the general public by the end of next week. 

This is a community centered project that is funded by donations. Please consider donating so we can expand our testing capabilities to all members of our community. To pilot this project and test 3,000-4,000 people we need to raise $150,000.  Donations will go towards testing supplies, PPE and pay for health care workers performing the testing. Every donation counts and is much appreciated to help our community move forward from COVID-19.

We have partnered with Bald Mountain Rescue Fund to be able to provide tax exemptions for all donations $1000 or more. Please email [email redacted] if you would like a tax exemption for your contribution.

Donations

  • Joanne Brand 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Ginger FERRIES 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 2 mos
  • Kathy Crosson 
    • $150 
    • 2 mos
  • Shannon Nichols 
    • $85 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team: COVID-19 Response Group (2)

Ryland Mauck-Duff 
Organizer
Raised $1,600 from 8 donations
Ketchum, ID
Cathy Swink 
Team member
Raised $7,640 from 41 donations
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