County to Provide At-home PCR Test Kits at Multiple Locations Beginning March 16

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

To continue making COVID-19 testing available, Montgomery County residents can pick up free at-home polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits at locations throughout the community, beginning Wednesday, March 16. The “20/20 GeneSystems” tests will be available to County residents while supplies last. Residents can receive a maximum of two test kits per person (each kit contains one test) per visit. Tests can be picked up, self-administered at home, and then returned to marked drop boxes at the pick-up locations below:

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
  • Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
  • Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday – Saturday
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
  • Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday

Residents should bring proof of residency when picking up tests. Examples include a driver’s license or bill that shows you are a resident of Montgomery County. Test kits are registered by the individual taking the test and emailed results will be available within 48 hours of test kit return. Test kits are picked up from drop-off boxes daily.

In-person PCR testing continues at multiple sites throughout the community. Find a schedule of testing locations on the County’s website.

“Providing an option for residents to perform self-PCR testing at home is one more way the County is helping residents remain safe and healthy,” said Dr. James Bridgers, acting County health officer. “Testing continues to be important to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

More information on COVID-19 and the County’s response is available on the COVID-19 website.

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