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  • Pima County expanding distribution of BinaxNOW COVID-19 self-tests

    Nov 05, 2021 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Health Department will be expanding its free distribution of take-home BinaxNOW self-test kits.

    Abrams Public Health CenterAfter a successful launch that saw Pima County distribute about 1,300 tests on Oct. 30, the department is adding three additional Saturday dates to distribute test kits at Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road.

    The additional dates will be:
    • Nov. 6
    • Nov. 13
    • Nov. 20
    The self-test kits will be available in the lobby of Abrams from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all three Saturdays.

    Distribution will be limited to one test kit per person; each kit contains two tests. Tests can be given to individuals of any age. Everyone who receives a test kit will be required to fill out a demographic information form.

    These rapid antigen tests look for COVID-19 antigens, or small pieces of protein, in your respiratory tract. These tests are not sufficient for international travel or other organizations that require PCR/NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test) results.

    To find free COVID-19 testing centers from Pima County, go to www.pima.gov/covid19testing.

    For more information on the BinaxNOW self-tests, including how to report results and to watch instructional videos in English and Spanish, visit www.pima.gov/covid19hometest.