OHA: less health care staff, longer wait times for COVID test results

OREGON — The Oregon Health Authority says if your COVID-19 test results are taking a while, you’re not alone… our health care system is overwhelmed right now.

The OHA says across the state there are health care and laboratory staffing shortages.

It says that has reduced molecular test availability and has increased the turnaround times on results.

OHA says people should confirm the timing with their testing provider for exact result times.

It says people should get tested if they believe they have symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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