Public Health Information

Public Health Information

Fact-based COVID-19 and mpox vaccine distribution and testing information for Cincinnati and Hamilton County. This information is evolving and subject to change.
Page updated 9/5/23

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Free COVID Test Kits at Select Library Locations

At-home COVID-19 test kits, are free until supplies run out at the Library's drive-thru locations (Anderson, Covedale, Delhi, Downtown Main Library, Groesbeck, Harrison, Reading, and Symmes) and inside or curbside at the Cheviot, opens a new window, Corryville, Elmwood Place, Forest Park, Greenhills, Mt. Healthy, North Central, St. Bernard, opens a new window, and Wyoming, opens a new window Branch Libraries. 

  • Please check availability before visiting a branch library for pickup.
  • You do not need to present ID or have a library card to get a test kit.
  • The Ohio Department of Health limits four test kit boxes per day per household.
  • These kits cannot be used for return/stay in school or for travel.
  • Our COVID-19 tests are for individual household use.
  • For help with COVID testing in support of small businesses, please contact
  • Funding thanks to the Ohio Library Council in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health.

Free COVID On-Site Testing in Hamilton County

On-site COVID-19 testing is available in our community.

Self-Report Results of At-Home Test Kits

Self-report your COVID-19 test results to protect our community and help with public health decisions. Use this secure website, opens a new window to report the results of your at-home test.

Get Vaccinated in Hamilton County

Vaccines are available for ages 6 months and above.

Updated COVID-19 vaccinations, designed to protect us from current variants, are expected to begin in the fall of 2023.

Questions About the Vaccine

Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
Ohio Department of Health’s call center is staffed 9 a.m.-8 p.m. every day. 

How can I tell which information about vaccines is true?
The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the vaccines with information from trustworthy sources. Learn how to find credible information in this article from the CDC, opens a new window, and about the benefits of getting vaccinated from Ohio Department of Health, opens a new window.

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Fact-Based Library Resources and Links

Our staff has gathered information about and by health and medical experts to help keep you and your family safe. Resources include websites, books, and eBooks.

ACTIV-6 Study

In partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, opens a new window, the ACTIV-6 study is helping researchers understand how existing medications can improve symptoms and limit hospitalizations for people with mild-to-moderate COVID-19.

Get Free COVID At-Home Tests at the Library

Thanks to a partnership with the Ohio Library Council and Ohio Department of Health, free COVID test kits are at select library branches.
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