CHICAGO (CBS) — An Illinois woman says she found a COVID-19 test swab at the bottom of a package from Kohl’s.
Andrea Ellis of East Moline ordered garden flags online as a Christmas gift for her grandmother, but she says at the bottom of the yellow padded envelope she found the swab, which belonged to a woman in Virginia.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rounding Out The Warmest Weekend Of The Winter
Through the clear bag, Ellis could see the patient’s testing information, so she contacted her and made some other calls.
“Calling the health department, calling non-emergency, talking to some nurse friends or doctor friends, reaching out to anyone I though could maybe have something to say about it,” she said.READ MORE: MISSING: Khoshaba Dikyanos, 84, Last Seen In Lincoln Square
The health department took over.
The Virginia woman told Ellis when she did not get her results she took another test, and it was negative for the virus.
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