Loveland, Ohio – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren Counties as having “High” COVID-19 community spread. The CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level.
Immediate recommendations from Hamilton County Public Health:
• Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, on public transportation, and in crowded outdoor areas regardless of your vaccination status.
• Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
• Get tested if you have symptoms.
• Stay home if you are sick.
No-Cost Home Test Kits
At-home COVID-19 test kits can be requested from the federal government and shipped (USPS) to residential addresses. For information on how to store and use at-home tests, and other helpful tips, visit CDC.gov.
BinaxNOW Test Kits: BinaxNOW test kits have an expiration date that differs from the product label. Please read this update to see the extended expiry of your testing kit.
For guidance on the proper way to use your BinaxNOW testing kit, watch the below step-by-step video. For other brands, please refer to the instructions included in the test kit.
Watch this demonstration on how to use at-home test kits: