The tests available for order:
- Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
- Can be taken anywhere
- Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
- Work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms
- Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines
- Are also referred to self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests
When should you take an at-home test?
- If you begin having COVID-19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell, or
- At least 5 days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19, or
- When you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines.
What if you test Positive?
According to COVIDtests.gov, a positive at-home test result means that the test found the virus, and you very likely have COVID-19.
If you test positive on your at-home test, follow the latest CDC guidance for isolation
What if you test Negative?
According to COVIDtests.gov, a negative at-home test result means that the test did not find the virus, and you may have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19 to others.
Check your test kit’s instructions for specific next steps. If you test negative, you should test again within a few days with at least 24 hours between tests if you are experiencing symptoms.