Free COVID-19 At Home Test Kits Available at Curbside Pickup
Fauquier Public Library (FPL) has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to distribute free COVID-19 Antigen at-home test kits. Kits are for use at home.
Do not enter the library building to request your kit. Call the curbside service phone number posted at each location and a kit will be delivered to the curbside pickup table at that location. A library card is not required to receive a test kit.
Warrenton: 540.422.8500 ext. 1
Bealeton: 540.422.8500 ext. 5
John Marshall: 540.422.8500 ext. 6
VDH recommends taking a kit for each person in your household who needs one. Plan to use the test kits you receive within two weeks to avoid wasting them if they expire.
Each kit is labeled with instructions and an expiration date. The tests are not meant to be stored for future use.
Can I go to the library to get a test if I have symptoms?
If you have symptoms, you may not go inside a library building. Kits will only be distributed via contact-free curbside service.
If you are ill, VDH recommends seeking care from your healthcare provider.
Can I take the test at the library?
Taking the test inside the library is not allowed because of the risk of exposing others to COVID-19 and biohazardous materials. You may use the library’s Wi-Fi in the parking lot for a virtual testing session outside of the library. Dispose of used kits in your home garbage.
Are the tests free?
Yes – as supplies are available.
Who should get tested?
Visit the VDH COVID-19 Testing webpage for information on who should get tested and when. VDH recommends having a plan for testing based on criteria and not relying on same day appointments for best utilization of resources.
How soon after the rapid antigen test are results available?
Results for the eMed BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test are available approximately 15 minutes after completion of the test. In addition to receiving results, you will also receive follow-up health care instructions and a digital health pass if your COVID-19 test is negative.
How are results from the eMed BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test reported to VDH?
After the test taker completes their test with the online proctor, eMed will report the results to the Virginia Department of Health.
What equipment do I need to take the eMed-proctored BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card At Home Tests?
- Internet connection
- Internet-enabled device (computer, mobile phone, or tablet) with a webcam or front-facing camera, microphone, speaker, and supported browser for the testing session
- Valid photo ID to show the eMed telehealth proctor
If you do not have a strong internet connection at home, free WiFi is available from the parking lot at all FPL locations. Do not take the test within the library itself.
I have additional questions, where can I learn more?
Library staff are not able to answer questions about the test or the results.