120Water to Monitor Potential COVID Outbreaks in Illinois

120Water has announced their partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). This partnership will provide the funding and technology needed for 120Water to conduct a statewide COVID-19 wastewater surveillance program. This county-level data will offer early warnings of any re-emerging COVID-19 outbreaks to public officials. 

120Water is a trusted advisor in water programs nationwide, offering cloud-based software and digital sampling kits to protect public health. They have developed testing procedures to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater sewage which can provide a 7 day leading indicator of outbreaks. This monitoring program was tested first in just 10 Illinois counties but, following success, will expand to all 102 counties by January. With accurate and rapid results, this could give public health officials the chance to respond immediately to any new outbreaks. 

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