Coronavirus pop-up testing sites available in Fairfield today, next week

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 11:22:26-04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Fairfield will host two pop-up novel coronavirus testing sites in the next week.

The first testing date is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the shopping plaza 4601 Dixie Highway, where Goodwill and OhioMeansJobs are located.

The second testing date is on July 30 at the same time and location.

A pop-up testing site was previously held earlier this month at Aldi in Fairfield.

The 45014 ZIP code, which is primarily in Fairfield — though there are small areas of Hamilton, and West Chester, Ross and Fairfield township with that ZIP code — has seen the highest percent of coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases in the county. In recent weeks, the percent has dropped from 27.7 percent on June 9 to 23.5 percent on July 14, according to the county’s epidemiology reports.

There have been 464 cases in the 45014 ZIP code since the first reported case on March 11 to July 14. The 45011 ZIP code, which is primarily Hamilton but also includes Fairfield Twp., has seen the second-most cases — 20.1 percent, or 396 from March 11 to July 14. The next epidemiology report, which provides community-level COVID-19 data, will be released this week.

As of Wednesday, there have been 2,266 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Butler County.

The state of Ohio has labeled Butler County at the red level, which is Level 3 public health emergency out of the state’s four-level color-coded COVID-19 advisory system. Being at Level 3 means four or five of the seven virus indicators are present in the county, and community spread is present and increasing.