County offering COVID-19 test kits
Eligible organizations can order iHealth COVID-19 at-home test kits from Clackamas County. The county has received 12,000 tests to distribute to community partners.
"We continue to tackle the many health barriers and inequities during this pandemic," said Clackamas County Public Health Director Philip Mason-Joyner. "These test kits will help reduce those barriers for some of the most vulnerable members of Clackamas County who cannot otherwise access tests."
The tests produce results in 15 minutes and are painless and require a shallow swabbing of the nostrils.
The following types of organizations are eligible to request test kits:
• Adult foster home/adult group home
• Behavioral/mental health service providers
• Family child care programs
• Community corrections
• Residential drug treatment programs
• Senior centers
• Warming shelter operators
"We appreciate all the hard work our partners do to promote and protect the health of the community," Mason-Joyner said. "These tests are a long-awaited resource we are excited to distribute."
Eligible organizations may request tests by calling 503-655-8224.