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Update - At Home COVID-19 Test Kits to be Distributed Jan. 29


Jan. 28 Update: 

The sites will now be open from 12 – 3 p.m. due to inclement weather in the forecast.


For Mecklenburg County residentswho are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are unable to access a local testing site or purchase at-home test kits, Mecklenburg County Public Health will provide a limited number of free at-home test kits this Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. – p.m. at two locations: 


    • J.M. Alexander Middle School, 12010 Hambright Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078  
    • Central Piedmont Community College - Harper Campus, 315 W Hebron St, Charlotte, NC 28273 (Distribution will be in the large parking lot on Hebron Street, across from the main campus entrance.) 


Entrances to the distribution sites will be blocked prior to the site opening. To ensure community safety,individuals willnotbe permitted to wait in line blocking roadways. Individuals will be redirected away from the site until space allows for additional site visitors. 


For individuals seeking a test at the distribution sites, please be aware: 


    • To best meet the urgent demand in the community, Public Health will provide up to four tests per household. The tests are available while supplies last 
    • No appointment is necessary; public health staff will offer kits based on a walk/drive-up basis.   
    • Since at-home test kits do not require clinical supervision, a prescription from a health care provider is not required.    


**Please check for distribution event updates. (Shipping delays or hazardous weather may cause schedule changes.) ** 


Due to high demand, supplies of free at-home COVID-19 test kits in Mecklenburg County continue to be limited for future distribution. Visit ourWhen You Should Be Testedpage for up-to-date information about distribution locations and availability. You can also order test kits from the federal government by visiting 


With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high in Mecklenburg County, Public Health continues to work with community partners to provide as much access to testing as possible. Find a free testing site near you by visiting the NC DHHS Find My Testing Place page or using the MCPH COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites map.  


If you are having difficulty visiting a local testing site, you can also purchase at-home COVID-19 test kits online or at local pharmacies.  Availability for kits in stores and online has recently improved. 


Please visit or call the COVID-19 information hotline at 980-314-9400 (option 3) for up-to-date program information, including locations and hours of operation.