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Library Distributes Free COVID-19 Test Kits

Geauga County Public Library Distributing Free Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid, At-home, COVID-19 Test Kits

Geauga County – March 26, 2021 – Through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, free COVID-19 test kits are available at all Geauga County Public Library branches via Contact-Free service. Abbott’s BinaxNOW is an easy-to-use antigen test that detects the virus when people are most infectious. People perform the tests at home and digital health solutions provider eMed™ delivers results to the user through the NAVICA™ app in 15 minutes.

The test kits, combined with the telehealth solutions provided by eMed™, provide access to testing for those who may not be able to get traditional testing because of work hours, mobility or transportation issues, or caregiving responsibilities.

“It is the goal of the Ohio Department of Health to make these kits widely available, and we are eager to help with that process,” said GCPL Director Ed Worso. “With Easter and other major holidays on the horizon, these tests are more relevant than ever.”

To learn more about the test kits, call or stop into your local Geauga County Public Library Branch, or visit

About Geauga County Public Library

The Geauga County Public Library, rated a 4-Star Library by Library Journal, includes five full-service Branches in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West), Middlefield, and Thompson, a fleet of Mobile Services vehicles that serve rural areas and community centers, and an Administrative Center where technical services, computer services, facilities, and administrative functions reside, in addition to its public library space. GCPL has more than 900,000 books and eBooks. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio/video items and 60 Research databases available through its website. Geauga County Public Library is a member of the CLEVNET consortium, giving patrons access to more than 12 million items. Learn more about the Geauga County Public Library at

March 26, 2021

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