SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts will be handing out 300 COVID-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits on Thursday.
Health officials made this decision after high demand at the testing event on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at the Salem Civic Center. More than 200 people were tested at the event, but the demand was higher than the supply, according to officials.
These at-home tests will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Salem Civic Center starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30.
You must be present in order to receive a test and officials will only distribute one test per person who meets the criteria while supplies last. To get results, you must have a smartphone.
Health officials say that these tests are to be used for individuals who are seeking testing because they either have symptoms or know they are were exposed to a positive case within the previous five days.
For more information about COVID testing or a list of testing locations, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website or call 877-829-4682, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.