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Summit County Public Health offers free drive-thru COVID testing

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 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.


  1. Cuckoo on January 6, 2022 at 6:23 am

    The vaccines are the root cause of the variants.

  2. Caine on December 29, 2021 at 4:41 am

    It would seem to me the vaccine issue could be easily solved which in turn would pull the teeth from the COVID tiger. Insurance companies could issue riders (which I think they would happily do) saying that those who contract a serious case of COVID after having vaccinated would be covered for their hospital expenses while those who contract COVID without having been given the shot would have to pay their own hospital costs out of pocket. I bet you’d see the 39% who refuse the shot rushing to the drug store or docs office to get it done. Let the anti-sciencers get pinched in the pocket book and they will “convert” in droves. If this hapened we could forget about testing, social distancing and masks.

  3. Fear on December 28, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Keep pumping the fear. Midterm elections coming. We need to make everyone scared.

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