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Rapid COVID tests available for free at local libraries

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The Augusta County Library and the Staunton Public Library are partnering with the Virginia Department of Health to offer free rapid at-home COVID test kits available for pick-up while supplies last.

According to Jennifer Brown, director of the Augusta County Library, “This partnership is a great way to make at-home testing widely available in the area so individuals have the opportunity to know their COVID status before being around friends and loved ones for the holidays.”

Augusta County Library

  • Available at Fishersville Main Library, Churchville Branch Library, Stuarts Draft Library Station, and Weyers Cave Library Station.
  • Call ahead to pick up your test at curbside. The phone numbers for each participating location may be found on the library’s website: www.augustacountylibrary.org/locations-and-hours.
  • See website or social media for more information: www.AugustaCountyLibrary.org

Staunton Public Library

  • Available at Staunton Public Library via curbside
  • Call (540) 332-3902 upon arrival to pick up your COVID test kit
  • See website for more information: www.StauntonLibrary.org

No library card is required to pick up your at-home COVID test kits. To use the at-home COVID test kit you will need the following:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Internet connection
  • Internet-enabled device to take the test with a teleproctor

If you are sick, please do not come to library buildings to pick up your tests; rather have a friend or family member pick the test up on your behalf. Testing kits are available while supplies last. Please note that library staff cannot provide any medical information. Should you have any questions, please contact the Virginia Health Department at 1-877-829-4682.


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