Residents in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area can now order free, rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits to keep the spread of Coronavirus down.
The Say Yes! COVID At-Home Testing Challenges encourages residents who are unvaccinated to test twice a week for COVID, regardless of symptoms. Residents of Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti and want to place an order for delivery of the at-home tests, visit the website here. Additionally, residents can pick up tests in person at the below locations.
- Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. A full list of locations can be found here.
- Washtenaw County Health Department. 555 Towner St., Ypsilanti. Hours: 9-11:30am and 1-3:30pm, Tuesday-Friday.
These can be picked up during COVID-19 walk-in vaccination clinics.
Unvaccinated residents are encouraged to test twice a week to help find and fight COVID-19 early. Families are recommended to pick two family members (aged 8 and up) to test weekly. Those who don’t have symptoms can still spread the virus, so testing and being informed is the best way to keep your family and community safe.
When selecting the family member to test, it’s best to select the most vulnerable person in the home or whoever has the most contact outside the home and is not fully vaccinated or has not had COVID-19 yet.
When choosing your twice-a-week testing schedule, be sure to keep tests at least one day apart. Continue to test twice a day until the testing kit is complete.
The Say Yes! COVID Test challenge is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, test manufacturer Quidel, community partners, and healthcare tech company CareEvolution. The free tests in the kits are authorized for use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Be sure to stay safe and get tested if you haven’t had the vaccination yet and haven’t had COVID-19!