Residents who use rapid at-home COVID–19 tests can now report the results via a new county portal, officials announced.
The self-reporting portal is available in English and six other languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Korean, Chinese and Amharic.
“For us to reduce this current surge in cases, our residents must continue to test and isolate when test results come back positive,” County Executive Marc Elrich said in a press release. “The more self-reporting we receive, the more accurate we can be in estimating the amount of community transmission, and that will allow us to strategically target areas to better mitigate these concerning levels of the omicron variant spreading throughout the community.”
The county began distributing free rapid at-home tests at library branches on Jan. 10 and more than 200,000 kits were distributed in the first four days, according to officials.
“There is currently a limit of about 2,000 kits available at each distribution site per day. Updates on availability are posted throughout the day on the Montgomery County Public Libraries website,” according to the release.
The county purchased nearly two million kits and 750,000 kits have been received so far. Distribution will begin again Tuesday, Jan. 18 following a pause for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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