Two million rapid tests to be available to Ohioans for at-home use

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohioans will soon be able to take rapid-result COVID-19 tests from the comfort of their own homes.

During Thursday’s COVID briefing, Governor Mike DeWine announced a partnership with Abbott and eMed to make the tests available through their local health departments.

Users will be able to self-administer at home and receive the results in about 15 minutes.

The tests will cost the state $50 million of CARES Act funding.

DeWine says the goal is to make testing more broadly available to Ohioans.

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