RCHD Hosts Home COVID Test Distribution Feb 11

The Richland County Health Department will distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits on Feb. 11 from 12-3 p.m. MST at the Richland County Events Center parking lot.

The distribution is a drive-through format in the parking lot of the Events Center. Please enter through the West Holly entrance, follow traffic signs to receive your test kit and exit through the 5th St. SW gates.

Test kits are free; are limited to one kit per household, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis on Feb. 11. Each kit contains two CareStart Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests to identify active infection. These are the same type of test kits used by medical facilities and are reliable in identifying active infection. There is no need to seek additional testing to validate these home tests.

Each test kit comes with detailed testing instructions; information on CDC-recommended isolation and quarantine; information for employers and schools, and a sample form that can be used to report a positive test to your school or employer.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services provided test kits to Richland County. In addition, every home in the U.S. is able to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the Federal government through https://www.covidtests.gov/.

Return to Work and School Letters Cease Feb. 12

On Feb. 12, the Richland County Health Department will no longer provide documentation for individuals that test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

For information regarding COVID-19 and sample forms for schools and employers, visit the Health Department website at https://www.richland.org/782/COVID-19-Vaccination.

If an individual suspects COVID-19 infection, they should seek testing, stay home to prevent transmission, notify their contacts, and seek medical attention as warranted.


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