Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Stay Healthy: Free Covid 19 At-Home Rapid Test Kits

With COVID-19 cases once again on the rise among Boston residents, at-home rapid tests are an important strategy to protect friends and family from exposure and help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Starting today, the Boston Public Health Commission is pleased to offer free rapid at-home test kits at designated community sites across the city. Anyone who drops by a pickup site can take up to one kit (which includes two tests) for each member of their household per visit. Supplies are limited and BPHC is currently working to send additional kits to sites; in the meantime, residents are encouraged to call before stopping by a location.

In South Boston, you may pick up rapid at-home test kits at the Boston Public Library located at 646 East Broadway.

More information on the home test kits distribution timeline, pickup sites, and usage of the kits can be found here.

Community based organizations or service providers who work directly with communities or populations at heightened risk are encouraged to submit proposals for assistance in distributing test kits in the community. Supplies are limited and priority will be given to proposals that address race and place-based inequities in COVID-19 spread and testing access. More information can be found and proposals can be submitted here.


Please help spread the word about these kits and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Abeer Khatana at Boston Public Health Commission at akhatana@bphc.org or 401-218-7700.

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