More than one million COVID-19 take-home rapid test kits have been distributed through Montgomery County libraries, County Executive Marc Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday.
The county began offering free kits at public libraries on Jan. 10. In the first four days of pick-up, more than 200,000 kits were given out, according to the county.
Test kits continue to be available at public libraries during open hours at all locations except the Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville and the Noyes Library in Kensington. Residents can get two test kits – which is four tests total – per person per day.
Montgomery County’s COVID-19 community level status is in medium. On Friday, May 13, the county reported 666 COVID-19 cases and 300.09 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days. One month ago on April 13, the county reported 133 cases and 100.79 cases per 100,000 residents over the past seven days.