Supporting Testing Access through Community Collaboration

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Supporting Testing Access through Community Collaboration

VDH-STACC is an OPT-IN initiative with community libraries launched in November 2021. The goal is to increase access to testing resources for communities at risk for COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth utilizing a trusted resource community partner. Through this program, VDH distributes Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test to selected 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.

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, please 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

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

Currently, 36 libraries/library systems are included in the program. Participating libraries include

      Find a participating library near you!

      Information about Flowflex COVID-19 At-Home Tests

      This program currently uses Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests , which are authorized for use for individuals 2 years of age or older.  Access Flowflex’s website for more information about this at-home test and videos to assist with testing.

      On November 18, 2022, the FDA granted a 19 to 21 month shelf life extension for upcoming expiring Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests. To see if your test kit was affected please cross reference the LOT NUMBER with the extended expiration date using the document linked here

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      Program Contact Information

      Local Library Location

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

      Library Location Questions

      Covid-19 Related Questions

      VDH’s Call Center 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343)
      Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -  5:00 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. 

      FDA Authorization

      VDH Statement for ACON COVID-19 tests

      According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , certain ACON COVID-19 tests, named Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Self-Testing) should not be used because of the risk of false results when using the test. The unauthorized tests are packaged in a blue box and have not been cleared or approved for distribution or use in the U.S. These tests are not being distributed by the Virginia Department of Health.

      The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test, used by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has been authorized, approved and cleared by the FDA for distribution and use. The authorized Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests is packaged in a white box.

      Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
      Picture of Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test VDH has at its warehouse (FDA-authorized)

      VDH-STACC Roles

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

      STACC Program FAQ

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