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

People are Encouraged to Test for an Added Layer of Protection before All Summer Activities

Columbus Public Health will be distributing free COVID-19 home test kits ahead of the 4th of July weekend. 

Free test kits will be available by drive-thru at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 28 and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 29, while supplies last:

  • Columbus Public Health - front loop (240 Parsons Ave.)
  • Columbus Fire Station #10 (1096 W. Broad St.)
  • Columbus Fire Station #18 (1630 Cleveland Ave.)

Participants are limited to two COVID-19 tests per person/eight tests per vehicle. Free fentanyl test strips and Narcan also will be available, while supplies last. 

Residents are encouraged to test before they gather with family and friends for July 4th and all summer activities 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 and we must use every tool we have before we gather for summer holidays and activities,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “The best protection is getting vaccinated and boosted, but testing before you gather adds another layer that protects you and the entire community.”  

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 all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for everyone 6 months of age and up. Learn more at