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Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits at Drive Thru Event

November 21, 2022

Contact: Kelli Newman, 614-645-7213, [email protected]

Columbus Public Health to Distribute Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits at Drive Thru Event Tomorrow

People are Encouraged to Test before Gathering for Thanksgiving

Columbus Public Health will be distributing free COVID-19 home test kits ahead of Thanksgiving at the Columbus Public Health front loop (240 Parsons Ave.) from 3-6 p.m. on November 22, while supplies last. Participants are limited to two tests per person/eight tests per vehicle. Free naloxone and fentanyl test strips also will be available.

Residents are encouraged to test before they gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving as an added layer of protection against COVID-19. You should also test if you have any signs of COVID-19 and stay home if you test positive or you are sick.

“COVID-19 has not gone away. We must continue to use every tool we have before we gather for the holidays,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “In addition to getting vaccinated and boosted, testing before you gather with a group adds another layer that protects you, vulnerable family and friends, and children too young to get vaccinated.”    

The best way to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19 is to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses. Columbus Public Health offers COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as well as flu shots. Learn more at