COVID-19 has now been a part of our lives for the past three years and it is likely here to stay. The good news is that the past three years have taught us a lot about how to best keep ourselves and our communities safe. Adapting to life with COVID-19 should include all the lessons we’ve learned and prioritize protecting one another.
- For uninsured people who have symptoms or who have been exposed, this website will find locations that offer free COVID-19 testing near you:
- CDC Search for No-Cost COVID-19 Testing: https://testinglocator.cdc.gov/Search
- Find low or no-cost testing at pharmacies and health centers near you:
- US Department of Health and Human Services Community-Based
- Testing Sites link here.
Report At-Home (Over-the-counter) Test Results
- Voluntarily report a positive or negative COVID-19 At-Home Test result to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to help with public health efforts: MakeMyTestCount
Some At-Home test kits may have an extended expiration date. Visit At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests | FDA to locate the brand of test kits you have and determine whether the expiration date has been extended.
Recent COVID-19 News
Earlier this month, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the updated COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and Moderna. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is universally recommending the updated vaccine to everyone aged six months and older. This recommendation ensures equitable access to all age groups. The new dose was created to protect against XBB.1.5, a sub-variant of Omicron. While XBB.1.5 is no longer the dominant variant, the updated vaccine demonstrates effectiveness against similar variants like EG.5 (currently the dominant strain) and BA.2.86. Despite public fatigue regarding COVID-19 variants and vaccines, the recent rise in hospitalizations and…