Free COVID testing event in Harrison Twp.

Sgt. Nicholas Robinson with the Ohio National Guard administered a COVID-19 test at Bethesda Temple on Salem Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020. Public health officials are holding another testing event Friday Jan. 28 at Bethesda. FILE

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Sgt. Nicholas Robinson with the Ohio National Guard administered a COVID-19 test at Bethesda Temple on Salem Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020. Public health officials are holding another testing event Friday Jan. 28 at Bethesda. FILE

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is hosting a free COVID-19 testing event Friday, Jan. 28.

The testing is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethesda Temple, 3702 Salem Ave., Harrison Twp.

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Testing is recommended for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have had known exposure to someone with COVID-19.

People who go to the event can get free PCR testing for adults 18 and older. No doctor’s referral is required, and results should be received in about 24 to 48 hours.

Testing is by appointment only and may be made at phdmc.org or by calling (937) 225-6217, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

This is the first time in over a year that Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has held a COVID-19 testing event. Many local health departments shifted resources to vaccination clinics and outreach as the shots became available starting December 2020.

For additional information on ordering free at-home tests, finding a testing site, or learning when to take a test, visit covidtests.gov.

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