Supporting Testing Access through Community Collaboration

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Supporting Testing Access through Community Collaboration

VDH-STACC is a new program launched by VDH in November 2021. Through this program, VDH distributes COVID-19 at-home test kits to participating libraries. Community members can pick up FREE test kits from participating libraries (library cards aren’t required) and take the kits home to self-test for COVID-19.

Free at-home COVID-19 testing kits available at participating Virginia Libraries:

Currently, 60 library systems are participating in the free eMed program.

Find a participating library near you!

The kits available through this program are eMed-proctored BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Tests. Access eMed’s website for more information about this at-home test.

Helpful tips:

If you are symptomatic, or if you have been told to quarantine because you are a close contact to someone who has COVID-19, send someone else to get the test kit for you

Wear a mask to pick up the test kit

Have a plan to use the test kits within 2 weeks

You will need a valid photo ID, including a driver’s license, passport, passport card, birth certificate, state-issued identification card, military ID card, or official school ID to take the test (though no ID is needed to pick up a test kit).

You will need an internet connection and an internet-enabled device, such as a computer, mobile phone, or tablet, with a webcam or front-facing camera, microphone, and speaker.

Information about eMed-proctored BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Tests

This program currently uses eMed-proctored BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Tests , which are authorized for use for individuals 4 years of age or older. 

eMed Test Demonstration

eMed Customer Support

eMed Customer Support is available by calling 866-955-1173 or visiting the eMed Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Access the eMed webpage in Spanish

BinaxNOW expiration dates

While test kits are labeled with expiration dates, please note that the FDA has extended the expiration of these kits. Use the following link to check your kit’s LOT number and verify an updated expiration date: BinaxNOW expiration dates  (PDF) (10 pp, 326 KB).

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Program Contact Information

Local Library Location

Please use this tool to find your local library's contact information

eMed Test Kit Questions

For question about your eMed test kit please contact
1-866-955-1173 

Library Location Questions

Covid-19 Related Questions

VDH’s Call Center 1-877-829-4682
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.

Additional Comments or Concerns

If you have any additional comments or concerns about the local library facilities, please direct your call to your county administrators. 

VDH-STACC Roles

Library Partnership Roles Chart of VDH, libraries, community members, and eMed in the STACC program.

FAQs

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