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For Immediate Release
November 29, 2021

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Free At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests Now Available for New Hampshire Residents

Residents can order their free COVID-19 test kits while supplies last at SayYesCovidHomeTest.org

Concord, NH – New Hampshire residents can order free, rapid COVID-19 test kits that can be self-administered at home through a new program launched by the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Residents can order testing kits online for free home delivery while supplies last. The rapid COVID-19 tests are available to residents as part of the Say Yes! COVID Test program that encourages residents to use the tests to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community healthy.

“As we move into the winter months, these at-home tests are a valuable tool for Granite Staters to easily test themselves and get back in the game quickly,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “As the first state in the nation to run this program statewide, we’re excited for the ease of access this program provides to individuals and families across New Hampshire.

“As the fall surge continues, rapid, self-administered testing can give residents one more way to help reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette. “Routine testing offers the best chance of early identification of COVID-19. Residents can swab the front of their nose and know the results of the test in ten minutes and in the privacy of their own home.”

The Say Yes! COVID Test initiative is from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, test manufacturer Quidel, and healthcare technology company CareEvolution. Quidel, is the same company that made the first rapid flu tests used by doctors’ offices in the United States.

Residents can voluntarily share test results with their healthcare provider and DHHS. Residents will need to provide their name and address for test kit delivery, which will not be shared. No additional personal information is required to get a free rapid test kit.