Ohio has utilized COVID-19 testing priorities to manage limited testing capacity. Under the guidance of clinical experts, Governor DeWine recently announced that Ohio has modified these groups in light of changes in testing availability.
Testing must still be first available to individuals described in Priority Groups 1, 2 and 3, but Ohio is expanding to allow partners and communities to test Ohioans in Priority Group 4 which includes testing “Individuals in the community to decrease community spread, including individuals with symptoms who do not meet any of the above categories.”
Governor DeWine recently announced that, in order to show where tests are available, the state has provided an online map of testing locations. The state's coronavirus website, coronavirus.ohio.gov, now has a map of testing sites statewide. The map includes links to community health centers and pharmacy sites to assist citizens in finding information about how to get a test referral or schedule an appointment.