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Counties to distribute free at-home COVID-19 test kits

Original post made on Dec 24, 2021

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties plan to hand out tens of thousands of free COVID-19 home test kits as soon as this week in an attempt to track and identify rapidly spreading coronavirus cases.

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Posted by TimR
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 24, 2021 at 3:22 pm

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If the tests are at home, how does the county expect to track and identify the cases? I mean, a main feature of at-home test is, they're private, and the results are just for you, and not for the government.

Posted by Rebecca Eisenberg
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm

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@TimR - some tests "require" that you download an app and enter your info and test kit # in the app, then log onto a telehealth site to confirm results. That said, as far as I can tell, the tests like that which I have seen work perfectly fine without the app and telehealth aspect. So, in other words, I guess it's the honor system?

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