San Bernardino County is now partnering with non-profit organizations, community-based agencies, government agencies, cities, private schools and nursing homes to provide free over-the-counter (OTC) rapid self-test kits to ensure that there is greater availability throughout the county.
Since the launch of the COVID-19 OTC Antigen Allocation Program last month, the County has provided 116,861 over-the-counter antigen test kits to the people of San Bernardino County through partnerships with 295 agencies, including the City of Chino Hills.
On January 6, 2022, the City of Chino Hills distributed 2,700 test kits to residents. The City will work to get more test kits to provide to residents.
In the meantime, all County-operated testing sites now provide free over-the-counter (OTC) antigen test kits for self-testing to individuals who live or work in San Bernardino County (proof of residency or employment required). OTC antigen test kits offer results in as little as 10 minutes. Each kit contains two tests. There is a limit of one test kit per person.
* Please note: A positive test result with the On/Go test kit means individuals should isolate and inform their healthcare provider. A negative test result means that the SARS-CoV 2 protein was not detected at the time the test was taken, so a second test should be taken with at least 24 but not more than 48 hours between tests.
The County encourages residents to visit one our County test sites if they are having trouble finding test kits elsewhere. Visit sbcovid19.com/rapidtest to find online or local retail options. Please do not visit an Emergency Room or Urgent Care for COVID-19 testing unless you are experiencing severe or worsening symptoms.
Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Provided by the Federal Government
Each household in the United States may order up to four free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits provided by the Federal Government to be mailed directly to their home address. Ordering is available online at covidtests.gov and tests will typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering.
Here's what you need to know:
- Visit www.COVIDTests.gov to place your order online
- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Orders will ship free starting in late January