Home testing for the coronavirus is available in Floyd and Chickasaw counties.
Floyd County Public Health and Chickasaw County Public Health and Nursing are partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) to be Test Iowa pick up sites. The program allows anyone to pick up a free COVID-19 test kit from public health offices in Charles City and New Hampton.
With the Test Iowa kit, residents can collect a saliva sample at home, return the sample by UPS, and then receive results through email. Each kit will include step-by-step instructions including how to activate the test kit, collect the sample, return the sample to SHL, and when to expect results.
Public health departments request that the public not come into the office to pick up the free COVID test. Those wanting a kit are asked to call the public health office upon arrival and a staff member will bring the kit to your car.