City to test sewage for coronavirus

Green River is joining a group of cities in monitoring sewage for presence of the novel coronavirus.

Last week, the city council voted to approved a contract with the Wyoming Department of Health to monitor sewage for the virus. The health department is providing up to $28,000 in funding from the federal CARES Act for sampling and testing.

Testing sewage for evidence of the coronavirus isn’t new to Wyoming. In April, Teton County started sending samples to MIT for testing as it allows scientists and health officers the ability to track the disease.

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