County Offering Free At-Home COVID–19 Tests at Additional Locations

The county is now offering free COVID-19 at-home polymerase chain reaction tests at additional locations in the county starting today (March 16), officials announced.

County residents can pick up two PCR test kits per person, self-administer a test and drop them at marked locations at the pick-up locations.

“Providing an option for residents to perform self-PCR testing at home is one more way the county is helping residents remain safe and healthy,” Dr. James Bridgers, acting county health officer, said in a press release. “Testing continues to be important to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

The most convenient locations for Silver Spring/Takoma Park residents are:

Residents will need to bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill with name and address showing they reside in the county.

Tests will be registered by individuals taking the tests and completed kits will be picked up at drop boxes daily. Results will be emailed within 48 hours.

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