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Drive Through Testing for the Coronavirus in Lucas County!

Drive-through tests will be available for residents who call one of two hotline numbers and are approved through a screening process.

The hotline numbers are:



Drive-through COVID-19 testing will available for eligible Lucas County residents tomorrow. You need to call either of the nurse hotlines to be screened or else you will not be allowed to be tested. 419-251-4000 and 419-291-5355 are the numbers to call 24/7. You'll then receive a call receiving further guidance. Testing will only be done on those who have been screened and scheduled. Toledo Botanical Gardens is the site of the testing. Use the Bancroft Street entrance, ONLY if you have been screened and scheduled.

Symptoms are fever of 100.4 or higher, dry cough and chest pains, said Dr. Smith.

"Just because you want to get tested doesn't mean you will be tested. You must be screened," Zgodzinski said.

The goal of the drive-through is to keep people from going to the hospital to be tested, he said.

The procedure will be specified for people who are determined to qualify for the testing,

Protect yourself from coronavirus • Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. • Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined can. • Wash hands: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. • Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available, use and alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. • Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

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