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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Need a Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kit At No-Cost?

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has partnered with libraries across the Commonwealth to distribute COVID-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits at no cost. 

Individuals can pick up a virtually-guided Abbott Binax Now COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test from the Poquoson Public Library via curbside service only by calling 757-868-3060 when parked in the designated curbside parking space. The test is used in the privacy of your own home and receive digital test results in 15 minutes. The program is designed to increase access to COVID-19 testing, especially among rural, remote, under-resourced communities, and other vulnerable populations. More information can be found at the vdh website for the program, including frequently asked questions. 

The at-home test kit uses the eMed digital platform. Users will need a mobile device or computer with camera and microphone capabilities, as well as an email address, to create an account and to join a virtual testing session with an eMed assistant who guides users through the testing process. They will need a valid photo ID to show the the eMed assistant during the virtual testing session. Once the test has been completed, the user will receive a test result within 15 minutes, and eMed will report the results to VDH.
 VDH recommends that tests be used within two weeks to avoid expiration. 

Test are first come, first served and citizens may pick up one per household memberPick-up hours are Monday through Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.  

Due to limited availability and expiration dates test kits cannot be received more frequently than every two weeks. 

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