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Friday, January 14, 2022 8:23 am

Verbatim: Rapid tests to end at Department of Health site

The Allen County Department of Health issued the following news release today –

Fort Wayne (January 14, 2022) – Availability of rapid antigen COVID-19 tests will further be limited today at the Allen County Department of Health public testing site at 5750 Falls Drive, and rapid tests will not be offered starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, due to a state shortage.

Rapid tests will be given today as supplies allow for anyone 18 and younger and symptomatic individuals age 50 and older. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests will be available to anyone, regardless of age or symptoms.

PCR tests – with results available in 3 to 5 days – also will be available to anyone next week.

The Allen County Department of Health began reserving rapid tests Jan. 4 for those 18 and younger and symptomatic individuals age 50 and older to comply with state guidance.

The Department's public testing site is one of more than 650 throughout Indiana, including nearly 30 in Allen County.

Appointments can be made at www.allencountyhealth.com/get-tested/covid-19-testing/ and www.coronavirus.in.gov/covid-19-testing-information/.


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