Coronavirus: Public Health free walk-up testing underway

Public Health - Dayton Montgomery County hosted free pop-up coronavirus testing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday, July 20, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER
Public Health - Dayton Montgomery County hosted free pop-up coronavirus testing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday, July 20, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER

Free walk-up coronavirus testing will be available today at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Jefferson Twp.

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is offering testing from noon to 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Road. A doctor’s order or an appointment are not needed to be tested, however, those interested can pre-register here.

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Pop-up testing is not for people who previously tested positive or have test results pending, according to Public Health. It also is not to be used for documenting a negative test result so an individual can return to work.

Anyone with questions can contact Public Health at 937-225-6217.

As of Monday, Ohio has recorded 421,063 total cases of coronavirus, according to the state health department. Montgomery County has reported 22,521 total cases, the fourth highest for any county in Ohio.

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Last week, the Ohio Department of Health announced that Montgomery County moved up to alert level 4, along with Lake and Lorain counties. It is the first time the county has been at the state’s most severe alert level.

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