To improve access to COVID-19 testing, Springfield-Greene County Health and the Springfield-Greene County Library District will begin distributing free at-home COVID-19 testing kits at all Greene County Library locations today, Thursday, March 23. At-home COVID-19 testing can be a vital tool to prevent the spread of the virus.
Community members will receive one at-home test, masks, hand sanitizer, and information on our Community Health Referral Program. The kits are free to the public, and approximately 2,000 will be distributed. To view more information on at-home test kits please visit COVIDtesting417.com.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should use an at-home COVID-19 test when:
- You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
- You have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
- Before you will be with someone who is immunocompromised or at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- You plan to attend an event or gathering.
These test kits are made possible through a Health Department program to combat health disparities in the community as they relate to COVID-19 and beyond. This initiative includes increasing access to COVID-19 testing and vaccine. To find a vaccine opportunity near you visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211.
Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected]
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