The Logan County Health District, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio National Guard, hosts a free Pop-Up COVID-19 community testing event from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Logan County Fairgrounds, 301 E.Lake Ave., Bellefontaine.
Participants are asked to enter the fairgrounds from Main Street/U.S. Route 68 only.
Participants must wear a face mask and are asked to stay in their vehicles at all times.
No doctor’s order is needed for this free testing, and children 1 year of age and older can be tested.
While anyone is able to be tested, health district officials encourages those who are experiencing symptoms to be tested.
“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,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said. “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.”
Test results for this event are expected in approximately 48 to 72 hours. Logan County Health District staff or designated representatives will call all individuals with positive test results as soon as the results are received from the lab.
Negative test results will be communicated by accessing the Lab Corps Patient Portal, with instructions will be given at the time of testing.
Individuals must take their state I.D./driver’s license and insurance/medical card (if available). Appointments will not be scheduled and testing is limited to the first 300 participants. Tests will not be administered earlier than 9 a.m.
Participants are encouraged to access the registration form at www.loganhealth.org and take the completed form with them the day of testing, Sept.10; however, this is not required.
Public restrooms will not be available at the testing site and pets are not permitted.