Check out a coronavirus test kit … at the Hancock County library

FINDLAY — Hancock County residents are now able to able to stop into their local library and pick up
their books, movies and tax forms as well as a free rapid coronavirus test kit they can use at home.
The self-administered, at-home BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits have been provided by the Ohio
Department of Health and Hancock Public Health at no cost to patrons or the library.
The test, which provides results in minutes and detects the virus in the early part of the disease when
people are most infectious, will be used with an online service, provided by eMed, which helps guide
people through the testing process.
Tests may be picked up at the main library, Arlington branch or bookmobile and are also available through
the library’s curbside service.
Patrons will need to download the Navica app from the Apple App Store or Google Play App Store and create
an account. Then, scan in a code on the test’s box and watch a two-minute online instruction video at
ohio.emed.com.
When ready to start testing, a proctor from eMed joins in on the computer or other device to walk you
through the process and watch to ensure the test is completed properly. The antigen test requires the
user to insert a nasal swab into a nostril, add drops to it and close the kit.
If you do not have internet access, call 844-943-0061 for assistance. Results are then returned through
the NAVICA app, and the NAVICA pass can be used to demonstrate a test result to an employer, school, or
other party. For public health reporting, eMed sends results through the electronic lab reporting
system.
“The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is pleased to partner with the State of Ohio and Hancock
Public Health to help make these test kits available to our patrons. This is an important step in our
community’s return to normal,” said Sarah Clevidence, director of the Findlay-Hancock County Public
Library.
For any questions about the testing, contact the library at 419-422-1737.