Public Health cancels coronavirus pop-up testing scheduled for Monday

Public Health - Dayton Montgomery County hosted free pop-up coronavirus testing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday, July 20, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER

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Public Health - Dayton Montgomery County hosted free pop-up coronavirus testing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday, July 20, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County canceled free coronavirus pop-up testing previously scheduled for Monday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The agency is reassessing its testing procedures to make sure results will be received in a timely manner and to improve the testing results notification process.

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“Public Health apologizes for the inconvenience and is working with our partners to provide a new round of testing opportunities in the near future,” according to a press release from the agency.

About 3,500 people were tested during three pop-up testing dates hosted by Public Health earlier this month. Of the three events, 209 people total tested positive for coronavirus.

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Public Health will be giving away free face masks on four days in August. Only one mask per person will be given away. Face masks will be handed out at each location while supplies last.

The first giveaway date is at the Dayton Metro Library Northwest branch, 2410 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

>> Public Health to give out free face masks

Call Public Health’s coronavirus information line at 937-225-6217 with any questions.

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