Youngstown to begin weekly COVID-19 testing; mayor credits drop in cases to mask-wearing

Coronavirus

Mayor Tito Brown said numbers in the city started dropping soon after he issued a mask mandate in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown’s mayor is crediting a recent drop in cases to wearing masks.

Mayor Tito Brown said numbers in the city started dropping soon after he issued a mask mandate in July.

In the meantime, he confirms the city will be teaming up with the Ohio National Guard to resume COVID-19 testing clinics. It starts next Thursday.

Final details are still being ironed out.

There have been two clinics like this over the last six weeks where close to 1,000 people were tested.

Brown hopes to have testing performed once a week, for at least the next eight weeks. They’ll be at different locations around the city and also open to YSU students.

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