FREE POP-UP COVID 19 TESTING EVENT – ASHTABULA

08-26-2020

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREE POP-UP COVID 19 TESTING EVENT, MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020

Ashtabula, Ohio – The Ashtabula City Health Department in partnership with the Governor’s COVID 19 Minority Health Strike Force, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio National Guard will host a FREE POP-UP COVID 19 COMMUNITY TESTING EVENT ON MONDAY, AUGUST 31 FROM 12-4PM, AT OUR LADY OF PEACE PARISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 1200 EAST 21ST ST, ASHTABULA, OHIO.

            All who attend must wear a mask.  No appointment or physician order is needed for this FREE testing event.  Anyone age 2 and older can get no cost testing.  To help reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus this event may not be appropriate for all individuals.  Those currently experiencing COVID 19 related symptoms should contact their primary care provider to be assessed to determine the appropriate testing.  COVID 19 symptoms include…fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, feeling tired or weak, headaches, body or muscle aches, new loss of taste and or smell, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

            The Ashtabula City Health Department will notify all positive test result patients as soon as the results are received from the lab.

            This is a drive-thru clinic.  You must be prepared to wait in your vehicle.  Volunteers will gather registration information from you in your vehicle while in line. Please be aware that quantities may be limited.  “The COVID 19 Minority Health Strike Force has worked with local partners to create pop-up testing sites in communities where access to testing may be limited,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.  “By joining with the Ohio National Guard and other local partners, we can have a better understanding of COVID 19 through increased testing and be better able to prevent its spread.”

            Additional partner agencies assisting with this testing event include: The Ashtabula Chapter of the NAACP and State Road Medical Facility as well as community volunteers and Our Lady of Peace Parish.  Security and traffic control is being coordinated through the Ashtabula City Police Department and Emergency Services (EMS) standby is provided by Community Care Ambulance.

For more information:

Ashtabula City Health DepartmentAshtabula Chapter of the NAACP
State Road Medical FacilityOur Lady of Peace Parish
Ashtabula City Police DepartmentCommunity Care Ambulance

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