At-home rapid COVID-19 testing kits are available free at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.
Watch the eMed video here to learn how to take the test at home.
The Ohio Department of Health purchased 2 million kits that can be administered at home with results in 15 minutes. It is the governor’s goal to make these tests available and accessible to every Ohio county.
Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for at-home testing in collaboration with a telehealth session. Abbott has selected eMed, a digital health solution, as its telehealth partner. The kits are available for each member of the family and are easy to use.
To take the test you will need Internet access and a smartphone or computer with a webcam. You will also need an email address. The public will simply pick up a test from any library branch location.
Download the NAVICA app and create an account. You will then log on with an eMed proctor to be guided through the steps of taking the test. Taking the test involves a nose swab. Results will be given in 15 minutes then the telehealth proctor will report results to public health authorities.
Negative results are stored in the NAVICA app for seven days. This will allow you to show results to anyone requiring verification such as returning to work or for travel purposes.
A video, produced by eMed, showing participants how to take the test is accessible on the library’s website, www.steubenvillelibrary.org. The kits can be picked up inside the library. Library locations are in Adena, Brilliant, Dillonvale, Steubenville, Tiltonsville, and Toronto. For those who are unable to visit inside, curbside service is also available for pick up by calling the library branch.