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Rapid COVID-19 Testing

A lady with a rapid COVID-19 test

Ohio has invested in rapid COVID-19 testing with a goal of using fast, free, and convenient testing to control the spread of COVID-19. Below are details about the various partners we are working with to make testing available.

In addition, we are working with local health departments, public libraries, and community health centers to make rapid tests – both at-home and onsite – available and accessible for all Ohioans. These tests are especially powerful in providing access to testing for our vulnerable populations.

Initiate a BinaxNOW Home test session by visiting Ohio.emed.com

General Guidance Documents

K-12 Schools


Local Health Departments


Expiration Dates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the extension of expiration dates for the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests to be 12 months from the manufacture date. The extended expiration dates can be found in the charts provided by Abbott for the BinaxNOW Traditional tests (i.e., clinical tests) and the BinaxNOW Home tests. In order to find the new expiration date, you must identify the lot number on the test kit box.