Covid-19 Test Kits @ the Library
Our patrons are now able to stop into the Harris-Elmore or Genoa Branch Library and pick up a free rapid COVID-19 test kit that they can use at home.
The self-administered, at-home BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits have been provided by the Ohio Department of Health at no cost to patrons or to the library. The test, which provides results within 15 minutes and detects the virus in the early part of the disease when people are most infectious, will be used with an online service, provided by eMed, which helps guide people through the testing process.
Testing is very simple. Tests may be picked up via the library curbside service and also at the library entrances (at our mask station).
Patrons will need to download the Navica app from the Apple App Store or Google Play App Store and create an account. Then, scan in a code on the test's box and watch a two-minute online instruction video at ohio.emed.com.
When you're ready to start testing, a proctor from eMed joins you on your computer or other device to walk you through the process and watch to ensure the test is completed properly. The antigen test requires the user to insert a nasal swab into a nostril, add drops to it and close the kit.
Results are then returned through the NAVICA app, and the NAVICA pass can be used to demonstrate a test result to an employer, school, or other party. For public health reporting, eMed sends results through the electronic lab reporting system.
If you do not have internet access, you can call 844-943-0061 for assistance.
There is a limit of 2 test kits per individual per week
If you are picking up kits for family members or friends, please limit to 10 test kits per visit per week