COVID-19 Antigen Tests Available at Montague Libraries
The Montague Public Libraries will serve as a distribution point for antigen rapid self-test kits. Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis. Each kit contains two tests.
Test kits can be used at home to determine if one has COVID-19. Please note: these tests are not as accurate as PCR tests, which are processed in a medical laboratory.
Test kits will be available at the circulation desk of all three Montague Public Libraries during regular library hours. Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis. Each kit contains two tests.
The test kits must be used as directed in the test kit instructions.
The CDC notes the following about rapid antigen self-test kits:
Self-tests may be used if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed or potentially exposed to an individual with COVID-19.
Even if you don’t have symptoms and have not been exposed to an individual with COVID-19, using a self-test before gathering indoors with others can give you information about the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. This is especially important before gathering with unvaccinated children, older individuals, those who are immunocompromised, or individuals at risk of severe disease.
A positive test result indicates that you likely have a current infection, and you should isolate and inform close contacts.
A negative test result indicates that you may not be infected and may be at low risk of spreading disease to others, though it does not rule out an infection.
Posted: to General News on Fri, Jan 13, 2023
Updated: Fri, Jan 13, 2023