COVID Tests at ACDL
The Ashtabula County District Library (ACDL) is assisting the Ohio Department of Health (ODOH) in distributing Antigen Self Tests free to Ohio residents.
Due to changes in the program, ACDL will be distributing ONLY an over-the-counter, unproctored test. The brand of the test we are sent varies, so we strongly recommend that you review the instructions carefully to be sure you are completing the test properly, because you cannot assume that the test will work the same as previous tests. This test is appropriate for personal use but will not create an official record. If you need a test that will provide a documented result for travel, to return or stay in school, or be released from quarantine, please visit the state’s rapid testing website to find other options. Each test kit contains one test.
The self-test kits are distributed through both the Ashtabula Public Library located at 4335 Park Ave, Ashtabula, 440- 997-9341; and the Geneva Public Library located at 860 Sherman St, Geneva, 440-466-4521.
Some important notes:
- Patrons who are ill, experiencing symptoms, or been exposed to someone that is ill or experiencing symptoms, should not come to the library to get a kit. Please send a family member or friend to pick one up.
- Customers may request one kit per each member of their household (up to 6).
- Kits must be administered at home; not in the library. The library staff cannot assist with test administration.
- All K-12 schools in Ohio have access to free Home tests from the state and are able to request tests from the state by contacting TestingRequests@odh.ohio.gov.
- Tests may not be directly provided to employers (public or private) for testing of their employees under the program. The state testing website provides guidance for businesses and other organizations that want to initiate testing programs, with guidance on questions like how often to test, how to choose the appropriate test for their organization, how to project costs, and where to purchase tests.