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Tests are conducted every month on the first Wednesday. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens are an indication that persons in the affected area should go indoors and tune to local news media for additional information and instructions on emergency actions to be taken.

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Allen County Public Health says that test kits may have a shelf life that is dependent on when the COVID test was manufactured. If left past for four to six months or even more, depending on the maker, it could cause the test kit to not deliver an accurate result in COVID detection. Allen County Public Health wants to remind residents to check their test kits as soon as they can.

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The City of Lima’s Human Resources Department and the Civil Service Board are teaming up to help get people to fill some needed positions. They will be holding two workshops on July 26th at the Lima Public Library to focus on what it takes to get a civil service position in the city.   During the workshop, they will be talking about open positions in the city.  Plus, they will also discuss test taking and how to prepare for the test which officials believe is a barrier for people applying for city jobs. 

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Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to All Concerned? Will it Build GOODWILL and Better Friendships? Will it Be BENEFICIAL to All Concerned? This is what Rotarians base their service on and each year hold a speech contest for scholarships. Today the top three winners presented their essays. The first-place winner centered the interpretation around parents and how they need to take a step back and look around.

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The UNOH Event Center the location of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on Monday. The medical group provided PCR tests at no cost to anyone that drove through. The group says it’s just important to offer services like this to residents during the pandemic.

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Nurse's Heart Medical Staffing and the University of Northwestern Ohio will be holding a free covid testing event on Monday February 7th. 

They will be offering PCR testing from 8 a.m., to 4 p.m. at the UNOH event center.  The testing is open to the public and people will get their test results back within 24 to 48 hours.  You are asked to provide an ID to get tested.    

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With the recent shortage of tests, they have purchased 3,400 tests for employees and county use. The tests are there as a tool to help reduce the spread of the virus. Employees are not required to take any, but commissioners wanted to have them on hand to help their employees obtain them if they want them.

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At-home testing kits have become scarce and the federal government is stepping in to help. President Biden has promised to provide 500-million tests to the American people. The government has yet to get those tests and won’t set up the website to order them until they have the home tests in hand. As of January 15th, private insurance companies will reimburse their customers for home tests. The problem is the shortage of tests that many health officials say is because of supply chain issues.