Great news! You can test yourself at home for COVID-19. The Say Yes! COVID Test program is available to residents in Benton and Franklin Counties.
Officials believe that adding testing at your gatherings will help prevent the spread of COVID in the community.
The kits are available just in time for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays.
The test is easy with a quick swabbing inside each nostril. You collect your own sample and results are available within minutes.
The FREE COVID tests are available now to order online. There are also a limited number of home test kits available for pick up. Those kits are reserved for people who don't have the ability to order online. Members of Benton and Franklin Counties can call the Benton Franklin Health District at 509-460-4200 or 509-547-9737.
You can order your FREE COVID test kit here.
Even if you don't have symptoms, you can still spread COVID-19. Testing mandatory to know if you're infected.
Wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, sanitizing, and social distancing can protect you and others from being infected.
COVID symptoms include:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
Vaccinations are encouraged for everyone 5 years and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for people 18 and older. Pfizer is authorized for 5-years and older. Community COVID-19 vaccination clinics can be found here.