NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Jessica Wakelee, (440) 350-2939
December 28, 2021 LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
COVID-19 POP-UP TESTING SITE AVAILABLE AT LAKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021
A free COVID-19 pop-up testing event will take place on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1301 Mentor Avenue in Painesville between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or while supplies last. Rapid antigen testing will be conducted in a drive-thru setting, and participants will receive results in approximately 15 minutes. No appointment is necessary, however, participants are encouraged to visit www.lcghd.org/freetest2021 to print and complete a registration form prior to arrival. Participants are asked to enter the fairgrounds via the Mentor Avenue entrance.
This testing event is a collaboration between Azimuth Medical, SCT Medical Clinic, the Lake County Fairgrounds, and Lake County General Health District.
“In 2020, Azimuth Medical and SCT Medical Clinic adjusted operations to focus on the COVID-19
pandemic needs of Northeast Ohio. Testing, particularly at the holidays when loved ones and friends gather, is a critical component to stopping the spread of this deadly virus and keeping our community safe. We are honored to provide this free, accessible COVID-19 testing event to Northeast Ohio at a time when the demand for testing is high and COVID-19 cases surge in our community,” said SCT Medical Clinic Vice President Dr. Christopher Orr, PA-C, and Azimuth Medical President Peter Orr, DNP, RN in a joint statement.
“The Health District is excited to support Azimuth Medical and SCT Medical Clinic in meeting this urgent need for the residents of Lake County,” said Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham. “With the recent surge in cases from the Omicron variant, we hope this will help our residents more safely enjoy the company of family and friends this holiday season.”
For additional questions regarding this pop-up testing event, please contact Peter Orr, DNP, RN at [email protected]