Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available now. Washington State Department of Health encourages community members to take advantage of free tests while supplies last.
With upper respiratory season at a high peak, at-home tests offer a way for individuals to check their COVID status without needing to access the healthcare system.
Washingtonians can order up to 10 free at-home test kits per month through the “Say Yes! COVID Test” program. To order, visit sayyescovidhometest.org. The kits are delivered to the requester’s home or work address, free of charge.
Additional free tests are available through the federal government and can be ordered on COVIDtests.gov.
The antigen tests take 15 minutes to complete, offering users a convenient way to check whether they are infected with COVID-19. Users can follow up with a test from a medical provider or test site to verify results. Those testing positive can report their test result to Washington's COVID-19 hotline at 1–800–525–0127. More information and resources available here.
Testing is one important way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, along with staying current on vaccines, wearing a well-fitted mask in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor settings, frequent handwashing, and staying home when sick.