RiverStone Health giving away free COVID-19 testing kits in Billings

(RiverStone Health press release)

Billings – RiverStone Health will provide a limited number of free COVID-19 home testing kits beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, in the MetraPark overhead parking lot.

Exams will not be distributed until 10 am. Supply is limited, so the giveaway will end when all available test kits have been distributed. Test groups are limited to one group per person per household. We ask community members to respect this limit.

This will be a live distribution. Please follow these instructions for traffic flow:

1. Enter the parking lot on the north side (the farthest parking entrance from the plaza) from Alkalali Creek Road. Drivers coming from Airport Road will go directly at the traffic light on Main Street, directly at the Bench Boulevard traffic light and then upstairs at MetraPark.

2. Follow the signs directing drivers to line up.

3. Stay in your vehicle as you drive through it.

4. You will be asked how many people are in your household and you will receive this amount of tests along with a simple instruction sheet for using the tests and report the results.

5. Drivers will leave the parking lot through an exit back to Alkali Creek Road.

The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration has provided these COVID-19 test kits to RiverStone Health for community distribution. Free home test kit gifts will be scheduled in the future and announced as supplies become available.

Each group contains two tests and is intended to be used by one individual. People who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should take a second test 24-48 hours after the initial test if they get a negative result. Test results should be reported to RiverStone Health at the link below:

More information and instructions are provided at the time of distribution of the testing kit. For more information about COVID-19 testing in Yellowstone County, visit covid.riverstonehealth.org.

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