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Information is attached to the windshield of a truck going through the drive thru covid-19 testing Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)

ENID, Okla. — There were no positive results from drive-through testing held Friday at Chisholm Trial Expo Center, a Oklahoma State Health Department official said.

Health workers conducted 98 tests at the Enid drive-through event and the results all came back negative, said Maggie Jackson, OSDH regional director of community engagement and health planning. Jackson said officials double-checked the numbers to confirm all negative tests.

"We were surprised," Jackson said. "We had a lot sick people. They still need to stay home, and they need to take care of themselves and their families.

"We're doing something right if we're not getting such a flood of cases like other counties are."

Jackson said testing is being conducted by appointment at Garfield County Health Department. She credited the results of Friday's testing to residents taking precautions and practicing social distancing.

"We think the main message is that really what we're doing, by staying home and keeping things shut down, we're really helping slow down the spread," she said. "We were surprised to not get cases but we think Enid is really taking care of each other."

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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