COVID-19 Testing

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October 13, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Availability in Ottawa County 

With the continued rise in COVID-19 exposures and cases as a result of the Delta variant, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health (OCDPH) is receiving many questions on the availability of COVID-19 testing. COVID-19 testing is readily available at many locations in Ottawa County and OCDPH is encouraging residents to get tested for COVID-19 if they have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms. Possible symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscles or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

“With the rise of COVID-19 cases and the increased risk for transmission, it is important to be tested if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms,” said Derel Glashower, Senior Epidemiologist at the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.

OCDPH is partnering with locations in Ottawa County to offer free, rapid COVID-19 testing. Rapid COVID-19 testing is available to anyone, regardless of age, whether they are experiencing symptoms or not (parental consent is required for minors). Samples are taken via nasal swab. Testing is a quick, easy process and results are received within 15-30 minutes.

OCDPH will notify individuals who have a positive test result. If you receive a positive test result, you should stay home and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

October COVID-19 testing locations can be found on or by calling (616) 396-5266. A form of ID is needed upon arrival.