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

Last week, a total of 2,121 people were tested for COVID-19 at NEOMED’s pop-up testing site. By the second day, the number of testing lanes increased from two to five, 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, most people who received tests were Portage County residents, but 36 percent of those tested were from different counties or states – including Florida, Missouri and Texas.

Waiting on 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.

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