Fortunately for anyone in the Santa Clara area, free COVID-19 test kits are now available. These are being provided by iHealth At-Home. They can be taken right at home with no appointments necessary.
Free COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Santa Clara County
Drive Through Testing Santa Clara event Saturday in Santa Clara County, over 1,800 people received coveted COVID-19 home test kits. County officials say they will begin handing out 90,000 free at-home test kits in the next week. The kits will be distributed to locations with the highest incidence of COVID-19 in the county.
The County is also ramping up testing at the county fairgrounds in San Jose. In the past week, testing has increased from about 1,500 to over 1,800 tests a day. However, this is not enough capacity to meet the demand of all residents.
The County is also working with nonprofit partner organizations to distribute additional test kits. These kits will be distributed door to door in areas with limited access to computers. The kits can be used to test people who have been exposed to COVID-19 or who have symptoms of the virus.
The County also has a map of free Drive Through Testing Santa Clara sites on its website. The County is also distributing HIV test kits to first responders and essential workers.
iHealth At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests
iHealth At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests are being distributed to Massachusetts residents as a part of a state-wide program. The test is an easy-to-use kit that is inexpensive, non-invasive and fast. It is easy to read and offers a standardized, easy-to-understand result that can help people determine whether or not they have COVID-19.
The iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is FDA-authorized for use by lay users in the United States for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein antigen in anterior nasal swab samples collected from individuals who are at least 15 years old. It is also authorized for use by lay users who have been exposed to the virus in the past, regardless of vaccination status.
While the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Home Rapid Self-Test is effective, it is not a substitute for a medical professional. It can provide results in 15 minutes, which is a great way to help a person determine if they are infected with COVID-19. However, it is important to note that the test can be falsely negative if the sample is not collected properly.
Home test kits are now available in Santa Clara County
Thousands of free COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits will be distributed by Santa Clara County this weekend. The county is planning to distribute 60,000 kits at four sites.
The test is designed to detect protein fragments in the bloodstream. It may take between 15 and 30 minutes to get the result.
The test can be used to help identify individuals who are infected with the virus and end their isolation period. This is an important step in preventing further spread of the disease.
The test is also available at a variety of testing sites throughout the county. Santa Clara County is trying to make sure people in at-risk communities have access to the tests.
The county is planning to distribute the tests to people who live, work, or go to school in the county. These include school employees and students, county employees, and people who work in Santa Clara County.
The county also purchased kits to give to first responders and other essential workers. These are being distributed through community-based organizations and door-to-door outreach teams.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Santa Clara County
Despite recent declines in new infections, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department confirmed two more cases of COVID-19, raising the county’s total to nine. The new cases were confirmed in the mouth and face, and the three affected individuals practiced thorough hygiene. They had no known contact with the infected person.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department issued new guidance for schools, health care providers and other community members. This guidance will focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19. It includes guidance for school administrators, educators, first responders and childcare workers. The guidance was developed with the County Office of Education and outlines steps schools should take to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
The new guidance will shorten the length of the mandatory travel quarantine from 14 days to 10 days. It also expands the scope of health care providers’ access to COVID-19 vaccination. Healthcare providers will offer the vaccine to workers in education, emergency services, and food and agriculture industries.