The spokeswoman from the Ohio Department of Health announced on Friday that the antibody testing date is coming near.
The experts are expecting to understand better the widespread of the virus throughout the state by detecting how many people got infected and showed no symptoms.
The antibody tests give faster results than swab testing, and that’s what state authorities need to make a reopening decision accordingly.
However, scientists are still examining if the antibodies found in the blood can fight the virus indeed.
The state will randomly select 1,200 families for this testing, notifying them by postcard when to expect the ODH workers.
The chosen households will have the right to accept or refuse the antibody testing, depending on their convenience.
Opting out of the testing is also possible via email or a letter.
Nevertheless, Ohio authorities are hoping that everyone who has been chosen to participate in the testing, proceeds with the procedure. The more detected COVID-19 cases without symptoms, the faster the authorities can deal with the pandemic, and isolate the infected individuals while allowing the healthy population to go back to work.