Through a partnership with Washington State Department of Health, Chelan County Fire District 5 has free at-home COVID-19 test kits for our community members.
Testing for COVID-19 helps us stop outbreaks before they start, limit the spread of COVID-19, and keep our communities open and safe. Our test supplies are free and easy to access for everyone in our community.
WHAT TEST DOES CCFD5 HAVE?
All tests available at Chelan County Fire District 5 are at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests. You will use a shallow nasal swab to collect your own sample. This is not the dreaded “brain tickler” or nasopharyngeal swab. The shallow nasal swab enters to gentle resistance, about half-an-inch into each nostril, makes several rotations, and is placed, swab-side down, in the collection tube.
WHY KEEP TESTS AT HOME?
1. Help reduce COVID-19 spread by testing at home and getting results in just minutes.
2. People who don’t have symptoms can still spread COVID-19, so testing is critical to knowing if you’re infected.
3. To stop the spread of COVID-19, many of us need to get tested regularly – even if we don’t have symptoms. Along with vaccination, wearing a mask, hand washing, and physical distancing, frequent at-home testing protects the community and it’s a great way to help in the fight against COVID-19.
4. Know more, live safer, and get back to the people and things you love sooner.
How to Pick Up Tests from the Fire Department?
Tests are available for pick up at Station 51 (downtown) 250 Manson Blvd.
Monday – Friday 9-5pm