‘Say Yes! COVID Test’ initiative coming to Fulton County

The Fulton County Board of Health is inviting residents in target zip codes to join the ‘Say Yes! COVID Test’ at-home testing challenge, which provides households with access to free, rapid COVID-19 test kits that they can self-administer.

The ‘Say Yes! COVID Test’ initiative encourages residents to use the tests twice a week, regardless of symptoms, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep their community healthy.

Fulton County residents in the identified ZIP Codes can order testing kits online for home delivery. Test kits will also be available for pick up from the Fulton County Board of Health clinics and at partner locations.

The target zip codes are:

30291

30213

30268

30303

30308

30311

30310

30314

30312

30315

30318

30331

30336

30344

30354

30337

30349

30363

These zip codes were identified based on high rates of COVID-19, lower than average rates of vaccination, and concentration of essential workers.

“Children, adolescents, and adults who are not yet fully vaccinated or at high risk need more accessible tools to inform their choices,” explains Lynn Paxton, MD, MPH, District Health Director with the Fulton County Board of Health. “Free, rapid, self-administered testing will give community members one more way to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

Paxton adds, “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.”

Each test kit supports home testing twice a week for two household members. Individuals who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine or who have the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as people working or going to school outside the home, are ideal candidates for participation, but anyone over the age of two is welcome to participate.

The testing challenge lasts for at least a month, or until all tests are used. Test users who choose to use the companion digital assistant to record and share their test results and complete a survey can also earn up to $35 in gift cards.

Sabrina Cupit

Sabrina Cupit

Midday News Anchor and Health Reporter

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