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Falls to provide COVID testing

NEWTON FALLS — After receiving calls from residents in neighboring townships when the village provided free coronavirus testing to local residents, village Manager David Lynch said it was decided that during the next two weeks when additional testing is offered to include residents of Braceville and Newton townships.

The village is having On Demand Occupational Medicine provide COVID testing at 100 Superior St. during the weeks of Aug. 17 and 24.

The schedule is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

In early July, free testing was offered for two weeks to village residents only at the new administration building.

“It was very successful. Many of our residents went and were tested. This time we want to include residents in Braceville and Newton townships who want to be tested at no charge,” he said.

Lynch said Newton Falls residents who were tested last month and wanting to be tested again are also welcome, noting people may have been somewhere since the last test.

He said the test is a pricking of blood from the fingertip and not testing through the nose.

Lynch said pre-registration for the testing is required with people asked to call 330-872-0806. There will need to be proof of residency such as a utility bill or driver’s license.

Those who want to be tested must be age 18 and older and not be sick or have any symptoms on the scheduled day of testing.

He said the CARES Act funds the village received will cover the costs for the testing.

Lynch said the village wants to be a good neighbor by offering the testing.

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