COVID-19 Testing

If you have symptoms or had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should be tested, regardless of your vaccination status. There are multiple Testing Options available to Texans. Also, the different Types of COVID-19 Tests look for different things, including current infection versus past infection.

COVID-19 Self-Testing:
The US Postal Service is delivering free COVID-19 tests to residential addresses. Enter your name, address and email at to request your free tests. COVID-19 tests will start shipping in late January. USPS will only send one set of 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests to valid residential addresses.

Self-test kits may be available at many of the same pharmacies and groceries that provide pre-scheduled COVID-19 tests.

A negative self-test result means that the test did not detect the virus and you may not have an infection, but it does not rule out infection. Repeating the test within a few days, with at least 24 hours between tests, will increase the confidence that you are not infected. Test two to three days after exposure or gathering, and again on the fifth day.

If you are symptomatic (feel sick), regardless of a negative test, please stay home to avoid spreading any illness to others.

For more on the CDC’s updated guidance on self-testing, visit:

Reporting At-Home Test:
At this time WCCHD is not collecting at-home test results. 

CDC's Quarantine and Isolation Guidance