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.

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