Free coronavirus testing available in Huber Heights today

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People lined up outside the Rose Music Center at the Heights free coronavirus testing.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is offering free testing today in Huber Heights.

Lines were forming outside Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Boulevard, this morning as people waited for the site to open.

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Testing is available today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. People do not need to make an appointment or have a doctor’s recommendation to be tested.

Public health asks that everyone wear face masks at the testing site.

One woman who was waiting to be tested said came because her daughter-in-law recently tested positive for the virus.

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Though they hadn’t seen each other for 12 days, the woman said she just wanted to be sure.

The woman, who said she’s dealing with cancer, added that she was in favor of wearing face masks.

“It’s going to be here to stay,” she said. “We might as well just get used to it.”

Public health is also hosting free pop-up testing sites at Trotwood Madison High School on Friday and at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Jefferson Twp. on Monday.

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Anyone with questions can call public health’s COVID-19 information line at 937-225-6217.

Following pop-up testing in Xenia and Dayton in June, 62 people tested positive for coronavirus.

Nine people who were tested in Xenia received positive positive results and 948 were negative, according to Five Rivers Health Centers.

In Dayton, 53 people tested positive and 1,268 were negative.