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COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests

Through our partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) has received a 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

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