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Library distributes free at-home COVID tests

The Ada Public Library, 320 N Main, recieved 300 at home COVID-19 tests on September 8 for distribution to the public.

The tests are free. A smart phone is needed for use.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has partnered with lthe Ohio Library Council and many member libraries, to make the tests available to anyone for any reason. Since February, the state has made nearly 160,000 tests available for libraries to provide to their communities.

The Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test can be provided to individuals for at-home use and is packaged with a telehealth session to oversee test administration and result reporting. Individuals who want to be tested will need to create an account using the NAVICA smartphone app or at A person with a test should go to to start a testing session.