Health departments team up for drive-thru COVID testing at the Nutter Center today

FILE PHOTO: Free pop-up coronavirus testing was available at Wright State University's Nutter Center on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / MARSHALL GORBY

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FILE PHOTO: Free pop-up coronavirus testing was available at Wright State University's Nutter Center on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / MARSHALL GORBY

Montgomery and Greene county health departments are teaming up for a drive-thru COVID-19 testing event today.

Tests will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. Testing is limited to people 10 and older who have COVID-19 symptoms or known exposure to someone with the virus. A doctor’s note is not required to be tested.

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“Local health departments in the West Central region of Ohio routinely train and collaborate together to provide emergency response services,” said Jennifer Wentzel, Montgomery County health commissioner. “We are pleased we can once again collaborate with one another to provide this much-needed service.”

Appointments are required and can be made online here. Patients should bring their Eventbrite ticket, their ID and a completed information form, which is available at phdmc.org.

Patients will remain in their vehicles for the entire process. A nasal swab PCR test will be administered and results will be available in a day or two.

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“Testing plays a key role in our efforts to identify infected individuals and alleviate some of the burden on our local health care facilities,” Melissa Howell, Greene County health commissioner, said.

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County also have a testing event for ages 2 and older Wednesday at Bethesda Temple, 3701 Salem Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment visit public health’s website.

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