Tests are provided through Ohio Department of Health. We order tests as our supplies run out, but do not get any delivery information; we never know when the next order will arrive until the tests actually show up.
How do I know when the library has tests available?
You can call the library and ask whether tests are available.
When tests are available, how do I pick them up?
Tests may only be picked up at the drive-through window. Tests may not be reserved. Please wear a mask when picking up tests. Do not come into the library.
How many tests can I get?
The ODH has instructed locations to limit to no more than two tests at a time.
How do I take the test?
The tests currently available are un-proctored/over-the-counter (OTC) tests. OTC tests:
- Do not require a telehealth session; they are conducted at home and are for personal use.
- Do not produce a documented result that can be used for travel, to return or stay in school, or be released from quarantine in Ohio.
Who can help me if I have questions?
Library staff are not trained medical professionals and not permitted to assist with medical procedures or give medical advice, and so are not able to assist with these tests. The test kit contains directions. For further questions about COVID testing, contact your doctor or pharmacy.
The expiration date on my test has passed–is it still good?
The U.S Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has now authorized an extension of these tests from a 15-month shelf life to a 22-month shelf life. You can identify the specific expiration date for any at home tests by doing the following:
- Visit the FDA website.
- Scroll down to the at-home test you want to check on.
- Click on “see link for list of updated expiration dates.”
- From there, you can look up the lot number on your tests to see the new expiration date.
How do I get a vaccine or a booster?
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout the state. Many providers offer walk-in appointments, or Ohioans can schedule a vaccination appointment at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Ohioans who want to learn more about the safety, efficacy, and side effects of COVID-19 vaccines should talk to their doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine to learn more.