COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine


COVID-19 testing is an important component to slowing the spread of disease in a community. To find local testing, click here.

Kent City Health Department has at-home COVID-19 testing kits available while supplies last. These tests are for people with an immediate need for testing or if you are living with a known positive case of COVID-19. These tests are not for verifying health for travel. These tests provide rapid results and allow for fasting quarantine/isolation measures if required. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or feel I may have been exposed, what do I do now?

  1. Find the ODH flowchart for quarantine here and guidance for K-12 schools here.
    Ohio rescinded the pandemic health orders as of 06/02/2021. The full news release can be found here
    ODH Info sheet on COVID-19 English   Spanish   French   Somali   Arabic  
  2. I have symptomsPlan to stay home, away from others. If serious, seek medical care. Get tested. If non-detected, arrange for an appointment with your doctor to rule out other illnesses like Strep throat, flu, or RSV.

Am I a close contact?

Close contact is someone who has spent 15 minutes or less than 6 feet of a medically diagnosed case.

If you have been identified as a contact of a medically diagnosed case the Professional Consulting Group, PCG, will attempt to reach you for symptom monitoring. The easiest way is to sign up for text messaging symptom checks.

I don’t believe my test result what should I do?

Check with the lab who did your test to make sure the test was entered correctly and ask if they can rerun your sample. You cannot test out of isolation so additional testing will not be helpful.

Ohio Department of Health call center is ready to answer your questions about COVID-19

Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
The COVID-19 call center is open Monday - Friday (9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). 

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