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One Vehicle at a Time, More than 2,000 People Take Pop-Up COVID-19 Test at NEOMED

Over the span of three days, more than 2,100 people were tested for COVID-19 at Northeast Ohio Medical University’s pop-up testing site. By the second day, NEOMED had increased to five test station lines due to the large turnout.

On Saturday, July 25, alone, 686 people received nasopharyngeal testing.

NEOMED hosted the no-cost, drive-up COVID-19 testing July 21, 23 and 25, in partnership with Portage County Health District, Portage County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, University Hospitals Portage County Medical Center, and the Ohio National Guard ― which conducted the testing.

According to a recent Record-Courier article, “The majority of those who were tested were Portage County residents, while 36 percent were from out of the county or state, some visiting from Florida, Missouri and Texas.”

Receiving results

Information NEOMED has received indicates that the Portage County Health District will call those who test positive within 48-72 hours of their test date.

Others (including those with negative results or those who are positive but did not provide a phone number) will be notified by letter within approximately three to seven days from their test date.