Free Testing for Students

WAPS has a supply of free rapid test kits available for students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. BinaxNOW Over-the-Counter (OTC) at-home test is a rapid antigen COVID-19 test that uses a shallow nasal swab. The self-test is recommended for people experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and results are available within 15 minutes after finishing the test. The self-test is recommended for children as young as 2 years old when samples are collected by an adult, and for all people 15 and older if they are collecting the sample by themselves. 

Parents/guardians may request a testing kit for their student when calling in their absence to attendance or when their student leaves school due to illness. 

For questions or more information regarding BinaxNOW OTC testing kits for students, please contact Jacqueline Henderson, WAPS COVID-19 Coordinator at (507) 494-0867 or

More information on BinaxNOW OTC At-Home test can be found at: BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test.


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