The City of Bexley has COVID-19 rapid testing kits to distribute to symptomatic residents and their family members and those who have been identified as having had a close contact to COVID-19. These tests are recommended for individuals suspected of having COVID-19 within the first seven days of symptom onset and discouraged for asymptomatic individuals and those who haven’t had a known contact with a probable or confirmed case. This test should not be used within 90 days of a prior positive COVID test.
Depending on need, test kit distribution may be expanded to those who are not experiencing symptoms at a later date. These are self-collected nasal swab tests that require access to both a smartphone and computer with internet access and a camera.
For students of Bexley City Schools, please contact the appropriate school nurse to request a test:
Nurses Amy Poling and Terri Grace ([email protected] and [email protected])
Nurse Joann Spain ([email protected])
Nurse Cindy Tyson ([email protected])
All other residents can request test kits through a form located at www.bexley.org/coronavirus.
Please remember that quarantine guidelines still apply and that one cannot test out of quarantine. Tests will be delivered to the address indicated as soon as possible after submission, Monday-Friday.
For residents without access to a smartphone or computer, alternative testing options are available through your primary care physician, Franklin County Public Health, and Bexley Urgent Care. Please contact these providers in advance.
For questions, including information about other services available (masks, social services, financial assistance, etc), contact Elizabeth Ellman at [email protected] or (614) 559-4200.