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Pop-up coronavirus test site to operate today in Fairfield

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The ZIP code that includes most of Fairfield ranks as the hardest-hit area in Butler County during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

That’s why Fairfield will have a pop-up community testing site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, hosted by the Butler County General Health District and Primary Health Solutions at Aldi, 5065 Pleasant Ave., which is at the corner of Pleasant Avenue and Patterson Boulevard.

Since March, 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 — the county health district has arranged for the testing site in the city.
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“We worked in conjunction with (Butler County General Health District) to identify a testing site in Fairfield because that’s what the data was telling us,” said Primary Health Solutions CEO and President Marc Bellisario.

In addition to Thursday’s pop-up testing site, Primary Health has been offering COVID-19 tests at their clinics since the height of the pandemic.

According to the most recent COVID-19 epidemiology report, roughly 27 percent of all the new confirmed cases in Butler County have occurred in the 45014 ZIP code. There have been 349 cases within the 45014 ZIP code and nearly 1,400 confirmed cases county-wide.

Cases in Butler County have been gradually increasing over the past few weeks, unlike spikes seen in surrounding counties.

“However, when it comes to public health trends, what happens in Cincinnati or Dayton typically occurs in Butler County within a short time period (after),” said Butler County Health Commissioner Jennifer Bailer. “We encourage anyone who is experiencing symptoms that make the think they may have COVID-19, or who may have been exposed to someone who is positive to get tested.”

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Bailer said there are “many good options” for testing around the county, including most primary care physician officers and hospitals. Other options in Butler County include Primary Health Solutions at their Fairfield and Middletown locations.

Urgent care facilities around Butler County also has testing available, including:

• Liberty Urgent Care in Liberty and West Chester townships; Urgent Care of Fairfield,

• West Chester Urgent Care; Dixie Urgent Care;

• McCullough-Hyde Urgent Care in Ross Twp. and Oxford;

• Monroe Urgent Care;

• The Little Clinic at the Fairfield, Liberty Twp. and West Chester Twp. Kroger locations; and

• The Minute Clinic at CVS in West Chester Twp.

There is also testing at Walmart and Rite Aide, according to the health district.

Bailer said as the number of locations and the type of testing expands, public health officials continue to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask, keeping at least 6 feet from others and frequent hand-washing.

Visit the Butler County General Health District website for more information about COVID-19 and a list of regional testing sites.


FAIRFIELD POP-UP TESTING SITE

The Butler County General Health District will conduct tests for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Thursday, July 2. It's being offered by Primary Health Solutions.

Where: Aldi, 5065 Pleasant Ave. (corner of Pleasant Avenue and Patterson Boulevard)

When: 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 2

Cost: No cost but individuals must bring driver's license or ID and an insurance card, though uninsured patients are welcome.

Appointments: No appointments necessary as walk-ups are welcomed

More info: For questions, call 513-454-1111 or visit health.bcohio.us.