A lot of at-home COVID-19 test kits were used by Yakima County residents over the last month. In fact so many that the kits are no longer available online. But Yakima Health officials say the kits can still be found at community organizations that work with the district. A news release from the district says several community based organizations have the kits available for free.

You can pick up a free test kit in Yakima Today

Union Gospel Mission in Yakima, 509-248-4510, 1300 N. First St.
Madison House Youth Center in Yakima, 509-457-3370, 302 S. Fourth St.
Yakima Central Library in Yakima, 509-452-8541, 102 N. Third St.
Buena Community Library in Buena, 509-865-2298, 801 Buena Road.
Wapato Community Library in Wapato, 509-877-2882, 119 E. Third St.
Mabton Community Library in Mabton, 509-894-4128, 415 B St.
Community Chest Food Bank in Toppenish, available beginning Thursday, 509-865-5311, 4 N. B St.
La Casa Hogar in Yakima, 509-457-5058, 106 S. Sixth St.
Nuestra Casa in Sunnyside, 509-839-7602, 906 E. Edison Ave.

The results from the home test kits can't be used in an official capacity

Many of the home test kits have been used over the holidays to make sure people weren't carrying the virus before meeting other family members. Health officials say the results from the home testing kits can't be used for upcoming events, school or work. However the kits have allowed a lot of people who were concerned about symptoms find out if they actually have COVID-19.

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