Home Rapid COVID Test Kits available for free at USCL

The Upper Sandusky Community Library has partnered with the Ohio Department of Health to provide free home rapid COVID test kits to the community.

The Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kits are being provided at no cost to the public or the library courtesy of the Ohio Department of Health. The State of Ohio partnered with Abbott and eMed to bring rapid at-home testing to the public with the goal of making these tests available in every Ohio county.

“We want to make it easy for people to have access to at-home COVID testing kits, and we know the library is a convenient place for the community to gain access to them,” said USCL Library Director Kathleen Whitt.

Currently, the library has 200 kits available to the public. The test kits can be picked up at the front desk, though persons who are not feeling well should not enter the library. In such cases, curbside pick-up will be available. Please call ahead for the service.

Anyone who takes a test kit will need to download the NAVICA app with their Apple or Android device or use a Windows or Mac laptop or desktop with a webcam, microphone, and speaker. You will also need an email account and an internet connection. The 15-minute test will be proctored online with a trained eMed individual to guide you through the process and help interpret the results.

The tests cannot be performed inside the library, though hotspots are available for checkout to gain access to the internet.

For more information about this or any other Upper Sandusky Community Library program, stop by the front desk or call the library at 419-294-1345.