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York County Library and VDH to Distribute COVID-19 Test Kits

At-home COVID-19 test kits will be given out at York County Public Libraries. (Unsplash/Mufid Majnun)

YORK COUNTY — York County Public Library (YCPL) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that free COVID-19 Antigen at-home test kits will be distributed at the Tabb Library, 100 Long Green Blvd., and the Grafton Annex, 5751 George Washington Memorial Hwy. as the kits become available.

Kits are limited to one per person. Anyone who is currently showing COVID-19 symptoms should have someone else pick up the kit for them. No proof of County residency or a library card is required.

The tests are virtually guided rapid antigen tests using eMed-proctored Abbot BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Tests that are designed to provide results in fifteen minutes.

The eMed website is designed to instruct people on how to take the test by using proctors. English and Spanish speaking proctors are available.

For more information on the kits and on other library systems in Virginia participating in the program, go to the VDH website.

As of 2 p.m. on Jan 10, the YCPL did not have any test kits left available, but the YCPL website said to check back regularly for updates.

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