Matthew Tselee, Casino Oklahoma employee, entering the AOA building for testing

ANADARKO, OK — Due to the public health concerns of COVID-19, Delaware Nation is taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees who serve our casino patrons. Inside the Administration on Aging building within the Delaware Nation tribal complex, free antibody tests were voluntarily given to casino and tribal employees since the casinos and tribal offices are near reopening. So what is an Antibody Test? An Antibody test is a screening for things called antibodies in your blood. Your body makes these when it fights an infection, like COVID-19. The same thing happens when you get a vaccine, like a flu shot. That’s how you build immunity to a virus. You may also hear it called a serology test. The antibody test isn’t checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system — your body’s defense against illness — has responded to the infection.

Employees were asked to sign up and be placed on a schedule that would allow only a certain amount of employees inside the testing area. All CDC COVID-19 related protocols were taken to protect the guests and employees as they participated in this event. Antibody testing will continue Tuesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 28 for those who missed out. Refreshments, including: water, apples, cookies, Sparkling juice and more, were available for guests. Many participated and we would like to thank the hard working staff that made this testing possible!

 

Janet Curley, Delaware Nation Accounting Tech, participating in the Antibody test

Janet Curley, Delaware Nation Accounting Tech, participating in the Antibody test

 

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