A new initiative open to University of Michigan community members and their households residing in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas provides free, rapid COVID-19 test kits for use at home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community healthy.

The Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge is recommended for unvaccinated individuals 8 years old or older. The challenge was launched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is supported by the Washtenaw County Health Department, among other partners.

“Children, adolescents and adults who are not yet fully vaccinated need more accessible tests to inform their choices. Free, rapid, self-administered testing will give community members one more way to help reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Juan Luis Marquez, medical director with WCHD. “Anyone can just swab the front of their nose and perform this test in the privacy of their home and have results within 10 minutes.”

Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti residents can order testing kits online at covidTestAAYpsi.org for home delivery. Test kits also will be available for pickup locally at the following locations:

For questions about the Say Yes! COVID Test project, call the health department at 734-544-6700.

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