NCDHHS Invests More in At-Home COVID-19 Testing Strategy, Reinforces Surge Capacity | NCDHHS – NCDHHS

by | Jun 30, 2022 | COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is doubling down on at-home testing — establishing Community Access Points in all counties to provide free and easy COVID-19 tests for home use. Starting July 1, people will be able to find home tests at 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, NCDHHS has gone the extra mile to meet people where they are, with the tools they need to protect themselves from COVID-19. Home tests are now widely available, unlike the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their ease has made them the test of choice. NCDHHS is working to emphasize at-home testing access through community distribution sites across the state as is key to our Moving Forward Together (Spanish) strategy. 
“Our new at-home testing distribution program will allow people the convenience and access of at-home COVID-19 testing options,” said Dr. Susan Kansagra, NCDHHS Assistant Secretary for Public Health. “We are prepared to meet testing needs for priority populations across North Carolina, especially for historically marginalized communities.”  
NCDHHS will make access to these tests free and convenient by establishing Community Access Points in all counties. Community organizations interested in becoming a Community Access Point can register online. Current information on how and where to find tests in North Carolina is available at 
As at-home testing community distribution sites open, NCDHHS will maintain some fixed site testing locations supported by the state. State-support …

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