Need a rapid test? The Paul Memorial Library has FREE at-home tests available to our local patrons, courtesy of Dr. Bobby Kelly, Newfields Town Health Officer.
While supplies last. Limit 2 per household. Pick up at the circulation desk. If you’re picking up a test after a recent exposure, please wear a mask while in the library.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms:
- Do not come to the library. Send a friend or family member to pick up a test (they should wear a mask if they’ve been in close contact).
- Contact your health care provider or make an appointment for a PCR test.
NOTE: The library also has extra N95 masks available FREE to the public. Ask for them at the circulation desk.
How to use your rapid test kit
Rapid tests produce results 15 minutes after you complete all steps.
- Read the instructions before beginning.
- Follow the steps to complete your test.
Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test:
- Written instructions – Flowflex (PDF) | Quick reference instructions – Flowflex (PDF)
- More about Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests – manufacturer website
Who should get a COVID-19 test?
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19, including those who are fully vaccinated.
- People without symptoms of COVID-19 such as:
- People have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 at least 5 days after they last had close contact with the person. The date of the last close contact is considered day 0.
- People not fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19, such as attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings.
When should the rapid COVID-19 test be used?
COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests are intended for the detection of the virus
- within 7 days of symptom onset, or
- after possible exposure to COVID-19.
Test immediately if you find out you are a close contact. If your test result is negative, test again 5 to 7 days after your last exposure, or immediately if symptoms develop.