Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, COVID-19 testing will be offered at 138 W. Main St. in Cambridge City.

The OptumServe testing site that has been operating in the former Elder-Beerman building in downtown Richmond is moving to the Cambridge City location.

Wayne County Health Department will continue to offer COVID-19 testing at the downtown Richmond site, 601 E. Main St.

The Cambridge City site will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Appointments are encouraged, and can be scheduled at or by calling (888) 634-1116.

Walk-ins also can be accommodated at the new site on the southeast corner of West Main (U.S. 40) and Green streets in Cambridge City, which formerly was the home of the RMD-Patti Insurance Agency office.

The OptumServe testing site in Richmond is scheduled to close at 4 p.m. Friday and employees of the Wayne County Health Department will move the site equipment to Cambridge City.

“We are very happy to be able to announce the move of the OptumServe site to the western part of our community where currently there are no testing sites,” said Christine Stinson, executive director of the Wayne County Health Department.

Sugar Creek Packing Co. has donated the use of the Cambridge City building, which it owns under the holding company Southern Ohio Holding Organization LLC.

“We are very happy to work with Sugar Creek Packing and want to thank them for their service to the community by donating the space for this testing site,” Stinson sad.

Wayne County Commissioners President Ken Paust led the search to find a location in western Wayne County to use as a COVID-19 testing site. Several locations were considered before Sugar Creek made its building available through a no charge lease.

“That will be a real benefit for the western side of the county. I’m hoping the site is utilized,” Paust said.

The Wayne County Health Department’s COVID-19 testing site will remain at 601 E. Main St. in Richmond. To register for an appointment at the former Elder-Beerman building, go to Walk-ins also can be accommodated.

– By Rachel Sheeley

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