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Most results are in from Wisconsin National Guard testing site in Onalaska

Kaitlyn Riley

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The La Crosse County Health Department released data Friday from the National Guard testing event that occurred at the Omni Center in Onalaska more than a week prior.

There were 300 tests administered total, according to the health department. Of those, 38 were non-La Crosse County residents who tested negative. Three positive tests came from 262 La Crosse County Residents, and seven test results are still pending.

Health Director Jen Rombalski admitted the results took longer than they had hoped. She believed it was because several long-term care facilities across the state received testing kits for residents that same week, and those tests were going to the same lab.

The health department is planning another testing event in downtown La Crosse on June 8 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in downtown La Crosse. More details will be released.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in both radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.