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Anthony Wayne Junior High to host COVID-19 pop-up testing site Monday

A release sent to parents stated that AWLS students will not be in session on Monday, Oct. 19 while the testing is conducted.

WHITEHOUSE, Ohio — COVID-19 testing will be available for free in the front parking lots of Anthony Wayne Junior High School on Finzel Rd. today.

According to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department (TLCHD), the number of COVID-19 cases in the area has significantly increased in the last week. In response, health leaders will be offering the free, pop-up site for anyone who wishes to get tested. Testing will be available on Monday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

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All testing will be completed safely by the Ohio National Guard and TLCHD, with people staying in their cars and in the parking lot.

If you would like to take advantage of the free testing, health leaders have asked that you complete registration materials before you stop by. However, it isn't required. Those materials are available here.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. 

Here are common symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

A notice sent to parents with kids enrolled in the Anthony Wayne Local Schools district stated that school will not be in session on Oct. 19.

For more information on the district's response to the ongoing pandemic, click here.