The Wright State University Nutter Center will host a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The testing event is organized by Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County and Greene County Public Health.
Testing is limited to people ages 10 and older who are experiencing symptoms or who have had a known exposure to someone who tested positive with COVID-19.
Appointments are required and can be made on eventbrite.com.
To expedite the process, patients are asked to bring their Eventbrite ticket, an ID and a completed information form, available at phdmc.org.
Patients should arrive in their vehicles at the time of their scheduled appointment. Participants should remain in their vehicles throughout the testing process.
Nasal swab PCR tests will be administered. The test provides added accuracy but does require results to be processed at a lab. Patients will receive their results in 24 to 48 hours.
Patients do not need a doctor’s note to get tested.
The health departments currently have 528 testing appointments for testing available with the ability to increase the number of appointments if necessary.
“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.”
“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.
Wentzel and Howell both graduated from the Master of Public Health Program offered by the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine.