Akron City Council Holds Free Home COVID-19 Testing Locations on Saturday

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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) – Residents will have the opportunity to get a free in-home COVID test at four locations across the city on Saturday, January 15.

City council announced Monday that it plans to distribute 3,220 kits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

• Five Points – 670 West Exchange Street

• Summit Lake Community Center – 380 West Croisier Street

• Joy Park Community Center – 825 Fuller Street

• Kenmore High School – 2140 13th Street, SW (* enter only on Wyoming Street)

Each distribution site will have 805 tests to pass while supplies last.

Testing is limited to one per person in each vehicle and masks are mandatory and must be worn in order to receive a test.

“With the current COVID-19 outbreak, supply chain disruptions, and the limited availability of testing appointments, we want to do our part to help make home testing kits available in local communities. communities with the lowest immunization rates, ”said Margo Sommerville, Board Chair.

“We distribute tests that offer live test support from certified guides, ensuring better sample collection and increased confidence in the results,” she continued. “Testing can be done from your home, office, or wherever you are, as long as you have a smart device and an Internet connection. Verified results are available within 15 minutes ”.

The council encourages residents who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated to continue to adopt safe and effective behaviors to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Stay home if you are sick, even with mild symptoms

· Be attentive in your interactions with others. Limit your chances of exposure by maintaining a social distance of at least six feet from non-household members

Wear a mask in public

Follow good hygiene standards:

Those who choose not to use the supervised testing feature are urged to report positive COVID-19 test results to: tiny.cc/hometest19.

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