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: Federal Unemployment Benefits Ending Early In Many States
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 thought could maybe have something to say about it,” she said.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: What Will The Revised Credit Mean For Families?
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.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: How Much Money Will The IRS Send You Each Month?
Kohl’s says it is looking into the matter.