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Summit County Public Health offering free COVID tests as cases climb

There are two drive-thru testing events in Akron along with free at-home testing kits available.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Editor's note: The COVID-19 video at the top of this story was originally published on Nov. 22, 2021.

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise throughout parts of Northeast Ohio, testing is once again an important tool to slowing down the spread as the holiday season arrives. That's why Summit County Public Health is offering a pair of drive-thru testing events.

The first one is Nov. 23 until 3 p.m. at 1867 W. Market St. in Akron. The second event is at the same location, and will take place next week, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

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Summit County Public Health says this option offers onsite rapid COVID-19 testing with results coming within 20 to 30 minutes. There will also be take home rapid testing kits offered. The event is free of charge.

While many may be unable to make the testing events, Summit County Public Health is also offering free rapid COVID-19 at-home tests while supplies last. Those tests can be picked up at 1867 W. Market St., with a limit of four per person. To check availability, call 330-923-4891.

For more information or to set an appointment at the free testing event, CLICK HERE. Summit County Public Health has also set up a COVID-19 call line, which can be reached at 330-926-5795. The line is available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday.

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