Cleveland, OH - Justin Bibb, Mayor-Elect for the City of Cleveland is requesting residents to get a COVID test. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting some alarming numbers about COVID-19. According to the Department of Health, Cuyahoga County is under pressure. The numbers are surging. With the holidays approaching, there will be many social functions. Last week, Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Chief Executive urged residents to be safe. "It's going to get worse. This is winter in Cleveland. Keep gatherings small, wear your mask, and get vaccinated" stated, Budish.
Mayor-Elect Bibb echoed those same sentiments. In a recent press release, Bibb is warning residents that the pandemic is far from over. "I'm pleading with all Clevelanders to get tested. If you start to feel sick or become exposed to COVID 19, please seek assistance".
According to the press release, a new COVID testing site is located at the W.O. Walker Building in University Circle. This is a drive-thru testing area. It is located at 10524 Euclid Ave inside the parking garage. The testing site is free and is open to the public. The site is open daily between 9 am and 5 pm. Registration is required.
Also, beginning January 3, 2022, the Cleveland Department of Public Health will be offering free Rapid At-Home Antigen Testing Kits at the McCafferty Health Center located at 4242 Lorain Ave. They will also be available at the John Glen Smith Health Center located at 11100 St. Clair Ave.
For more information, residents can call (216) 664-2222. They can also call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 883-4-Ask-ODH.