As the number of COVID-19 cases in Summit County continues to rise, testing is an important tool for mitigating the spread. In order to protect the most-vulnerable residents Summit County Public Health in collaboration with The Ohio National Guard, Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health will be offering drive-thru testing 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Dec. 28; Operating Dec. 28 through 30 and then starting Jan. 2 the clinic will run seven days a week at the Summa Health Corporate Office, 1077 Gorge Blvd. Akron.
The testing capacity is 300 people per day. The site will remain operational indefinitely depending on community need.
The testing is free, open to everyone and a doctor’s order is not needed to obtain a test. Registration is required; log onto https://physicians.summahealth.org/book/2012416. Individuals must have a confirmed appointment before showing up to the testing site.
Testing is limited to ages 2 and older. The site will offer PCR tests. Individuals will receive their results in 2-3 days. Masks are required at all times with the exception of when you are tested.
SCPH encourages residents who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated to continue to engage in safe and effective behaviors to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
• Stay home if you’re sick, even with mild symptoms
• Be mindful in your interactions with others. Limit your chances of exposure by maintaining social distancing of at least six feet from non-household members
• Wear a mask in public
• Consider necessary travel only
• Follow good hygiene standards:
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Use hand sanitizer frequently
• Avoid touching your face
• Cover coughs and sneezes
Anyone with questions can call 330- 926-5795. The call line is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.