COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests (May)May 17, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Through our partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) has received an additional supply of over-the-counter iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for distribution to our community.
Rapid, self-administered testing has potential to disrupt the spread of COVID-19 that occurs when people are infected, but don’t yet have symptoms. These free COVID-19 tests have been given emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can be used at home. Tests require a quick swab inside each nostril and results can be read in just minutes.
DCHD encourages DeKalb County residents to pick up a free COVID-19 rapid test while supplies last by visiting the DCHD at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. COVID-19 antigen tests can be picked up Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. Each kit has two tests. There is a limit of 1 test per household family member. These tests are available on a first-come-first served basis. The tests are free to all residents.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the DeKalb County Health Department website at https://health.dekalbcounty.org