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Sanford Health low on COVID-19 testing supplies

Hospital says to trust at-home COVID tests if positive.

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A person taking a COVID-19 test
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FARGO — Local doctors say those who take a COVID-19 test at home and get a positive result, don't need to reconfirm the test with them.

Vice President of Sanford Health Dr. Doug Griffin says they are going through a high demand of tests and supplies are low.

However, Dr. Griffin says people who test negative on an at-home test and want to double check can still come in.

"Because the supplies are so very, very limited, we've really gone to a shed, so your your clinician could give you some feedback on that. But if you're otherwise young, unhealthy, mild symptoms, the advice is probably going to stay home," Griffin said.

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