OH health officials to distribute at home COVID-19 testing kits


FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are coming down again, hospitalizations are dropping, and new cases per day are about to dip below 100,000 for the first time in two months — all signs that the summer surge is waning. Not wanting to lose momentum, government leaders and employers are looking at strengthening and expanding vaccine requirements. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

SCIOTO CO., OH (WOWK) – Health Officials in Ohio say they plan to distribute over 400 free at-home COVID-19 test kits to area residents in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Right now, hundreds of thousands of BinaxNOW home test kits have been sent to the most vulnerable areas in the state.

Officials will start handing out kits Thursday, October 14, from the Mex-Itali Restaurant at 850 St. Rt. 239 West Portsmouth, Ohio from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Due to a high demand for the at-home testing kits, there will be a per household limit of five kits.

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