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At-home COVID-19 test kits to be distributed Jan. 29 

Jan. 27.  Mecklenburg County residents who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are unable to access a local testing site or purchase at-home test kits, Mecklenburg County Public Health will provide a limited number of free at-home test kits   10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.

The area distribution site is at J.M. Alexander Middle School, 12010 Hambright Rd., Huntersville.

Entrances to the distribution sites will be blocked prior to the site opening. To ensure community safety,  indivduals will not   be permitted to wait in line blocking roadways. Individuals will be redirected away from the site until space allows for additional site visitors. 

For individuals seeking a test at the distribution sites, please be aware: 

 + To best meet the urgent demand in the community, Public Health will provide up to four tests per household. The tests are available while supplies last.  

+ No appointment is necessary; public health staff will offer kits based on a walk/drive-up basis.  

+ Since at-home test kits do not require clinical supervision, a prescription from a health care provider is not required.    

Please check mecknc.gov for distribution event updates. 

If you are having difficulty visiting a local testing site, you can also purchase at-home COVID-19 test kits online or at local pharmacies.  Availability for kits in stores and online has recently improved. 

Please visit  mecknc.gov/covid-19  or call the COVID-19 information hotline at 980-314-9400 (option 3) for up-to-date program information, including locations and hours of operation.