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2 free COVID-19 pop-up testing events scheduled for next week in Lorain County

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 12:15:14-04

AVON LAKE, Ohio — Next week there will be two pop-up testing events in Lorain County where residents can be tested to see if they currently have COVID-19, according to Lorain County Public Health.

The events will be held at the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center located at 32850 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake on Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again on Aug. 20 from 2 to 6 p.m.

“Helping our neighbors and loved ones comes in a variety of actions during the pandemic. Whether we’re delivering meals to someone sick, or wearing a mask when running errands, or getting tested if we think we might have COVID-19. Community action is vital, especially now,” Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said.

Unlike some pop-up testing that has occurred around the state, anyone visiting these events will not need a doctor’s order to be tested. You also won’t need an appointment, an ID card or insurance.

If you are a Lorain County resident and test positive for the virus, you will be notified by Lorain County Public Health. If you reside outside of Lorain County and test positive, you will be notified by your county’s health department.

Individuals must be 2 years old or older to be tested. Anyone attending the event is asked to wear a mask.

The tests will not determine if you previously had COVID-19. The results will only show if you currently have the virus. Results are expected to take around three days to come back.

“When more people are tested it allows us to quickly identify infected people and isolate them. In that way, it helps us contain and decrease the spread of the COVID-19 so we can go on the offense against this virus,” said Lorain County Public Health Commissioner Dave Covell. “By joining with the Ohio National Guard and local partners, we can have a better understanding of COVID-19 in Lorain County.”

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