Virginia Seeks Rapid Testing, Offers COVID-19 App

Virginia partners with states to get rapid testing kits. If offers residents coronavirus apps.

If getting coronavirus test results quicker is possible, Maryland and Virginia want in.  The two jurisdictions have joined a group of states to get 3-million rapid testing kits. That would mean people could know their status within 15-20 minutes after testing.  Currently it can take days or weeks for results.  Virginia governor Ralph Northam also announcing that Virginia has also rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.  The app is free and is available in Apple and Android app stores.