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Columbus Public Health Offering Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits

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Annie Spratt

Franklin County residents are encouraged to test for COVID-19 before attending Thanksgiving gatherings. Columbus Public Health is making that easier with free test kits that will be offered Tuesday from 11am to 6pm at the Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th Avenue.

Residents can get up to 12 COVID-19 home test kits at the drive-thru event while supplies last. Free kits are also available at local libraries and recreation centers.

Health officials are also encouraging people to wear masks and stay home if they are sick. COVID-19 and flu vaccinations are available at clinics throughout the community with no appointment necessary.

Debbie Holmes began her career in broadcasting in Columbus after graduating from The Ohio State University. She left the Buckeye state to pursue a career in television news and worked as a reporter and anchor in Moline, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee.