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Summit County Public Health distributing free home COVID-19 test kits on Saturday

The distribution event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Summit County Public Health on West Market Street in Akron.

AKRON, Ohio — Summit County Public Health (SCPH) will hold a special COVID-19 home test kit distribution event on Saturday, January 8. The event comes after SCPH received a shipment of 3,400 free home test kits recently. 

The drive-thru event will take place at Summit County Public Health on 1867 West Market Street in Akron from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or until supplies have been exhausted. 

Test kits will be limited to one test per person present in the vehicle. Tests are approved for use on individuals age 4 and over. Masks are required in order to receive a test kit. 

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In order to help control possible traffic issues during the event, Summit County Public Health asks that you please not arrive before 9:45 a.m. Also, please enter off of West Market Street and not the back parking lot entrance off of Shatto.

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