WCPO anchor experiences symptoms of COVID-19, gets tested

Here's where you can get a test
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Posted at 8:39 PM, Nov 09, 2020

CINCINNATI — After being exposed to coronavirus and experiencing mild symptoms, WCPO 9 News anchor Kristyn Hartman decided to get tested.

Hamilton County, along with the Health Collaborative, put together a way for people who want to get tested to be able to find a testing site quickly and effectively on their website.

Interested parties need to pre-register on the website before showing up at the testing location. Three to five rotating testing sites have been set up across the county every day in order to serve as many people as possible.

"We're seeing a lot of tests," test site employee John Fening said. "We were at Maslow's Army downtown yesterday, and we had a record number of tests at that site: 343 was the final count, and that was a four-hour test site, so that's a lot of people."

Each test takes approximately 10 seconds to administer, and the results will be available in two to four days.

"If you're feeling symptoms, please stay away from others and, of course, get tested," Fening said.

CARES Act funding has made the tests available for anyone who lives or works in Hamilton County.