UPDATED: Travis County distributes stock of free at-home COVID-19 test kits; awaiting resupply

Travis County is offering free at-home test kits for COVID-19 this month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Travis County is offering free at-home test kits for COVID-19 this month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Travis County is offering free at-home test kits for COVID-19 this month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated Dec. 22 3:35 p.m.

Travis County has distributed all of its current stock of at-home COVID-19 test kits as of the morning of Dec. 22, and it is awaiting a resupply before it is able to give out more free tests to residents.

Hector Nieto, the county's public information officer, said Travis County has already placed an order for more kits, but they not will arrive by Dec. 27, when the county had planned to continue handing them out at its community centers. The county previously received 2,100 kits in late November and began sending them to food pantries before opening appointment-based distribution to residents Dec. 21.

Posted Dec. 22 9:42 a.m.

Travis County is providing free at-home test kits for COVID-19 this month.


The kits are available for pickup at county community centers by appointment only. A map of the county's six community centers and contact information for each can be viewed below.

Community centers will close ahead of the holiday weekend Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. and reopen Dec. 27. Kits provided from the county will expire Jan. 31.
By Ben Thompson

Austin City Hall Reporter

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