You can get a rapid COVID-19 test at Cleveland Hopkins Airport before boarding a flight

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 12:22:59-05

CLEVELAND — Travelers planning on hopping on a plane out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are now able to get a rapid COVID-19 test and results back in minutes.

The tests are conducted by TACKL Health and are available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Results come back in about 15 minutes and can be checked on your smartphone.

"Throughout this pandemic, our focus has been on enhanced health and safety measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. With a dedicated testing facility at CLE, TACKL Health helps this effort through early detection," said Tina LaForte, vice president of Fraport Cleveland, developer of the airport's concessions program.

The tests are polymerase chain (PCR) and rapid antigen tests. The test site is located near the information desk on the ticketing level. Tests are conducted in four sanitized rooms by licensed healthcare workers. PCR test results can take 48 to 72 hours and results arrive via email or text message. Rapid antigen test results arrive in minutes, TACKL Health said.

According to TACKL Health, the tests provide an extra layer of protection and allows travelers to obtain a test that some destinations may require a COVID negative test before traveling to.

Tests are available by scheduling in advance or on a walk-in basis. The tests aren’t free though and vary in price.

The costs are:

  • $95 for rapid antigen
  • $135 for the PCR test
  • $175 for both

CLICK HERE for more information or to schedule a test.

"We are committed to providing Cleveland Hopkins with solutions for the fight against Covid-19 so that people can reunite with loved ones," says Lauren Hetzel, co-founder and vice president of business development of TACKL Health. "We have quickly expanded from our initial hub in Savannah and conduct thousands of Covid-19 tests a week in multiple cities nationwide. With the expansion to airports, our goal is to be part of the solution in bringing people back together."

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