Dozens show up for free pop-up COVID-19 testing in Youngstown


This is the second drive-through event in Youngstown in the last month

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Another of the state’s pop-up COVID-19 testing sites drew dozens of people to a church on Youngstown’s south side.

Workers with the city’s Health Department teamed up with the Ohio National Guard to hold the clinic in the parking lot of the Metro Assembly of God on South Avenue.

This is the second drive-through event in Youngstown in the last month.

This week, Governor Mike DeWine expressed concerns over virus hot spots showing up in the state’s rural areas as well.

“You know, or a while there, they were concerned about the urban areas, and they wanted to get into the inner cities and go to different sides of town, and that’s kind of what they’ve been doing now. So I would think you’ll get more in the rural areas coming up soon,” said Youngstown Health Commissioner Erin Bishop.

Wednesday’s event drew more than 264 people to get tested.

Results should be back in a couple of days.

Another pop-up clinic is planned for Friday in Warren at the Trumbull Plaza on Parkman Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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