BPL Participates in Free COVID Test Distribution

We currently have COVID test kits in stock. Each test kit contains two tests. We are limiting patrons to TWO BOX KITs per car (this will give you 4 tests). These tests are different from past kits, and results are not proctored. This means these tests will not be used for travel, return to school or to end quarantine.

As in the past, please call the library at 937-448-2612 to request a kit. NO TESTS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE LIBRARY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Bradford Public Library will be a distribution site for FREE Covid at-home test kits starting Monday, March 29, 2021. These test kits have been purchased by the state of Ohio and sent to libraries across the state willing to participate. Tests are taken in your home under the supervision of an e-med proctor. An internet accessible device with a camera and microphone are needed.  Test results are available in 15 minutes with these kits. To obtain your FREE test kit:

  1. Patron should download the Navica app from the Google Play App Store or Apple App store and create an account. If you have children in your home you can create a separate account for each child.
  2. Call the Bradford Public Library to place your request at 937-448-2612. Inform library staff of your name, confirm your age and how many tests you need to pick up. Patrons must be 18 years old to pick up kits.
  3. When you arrive at the library, call our staff with the make, model and color of your vehicle. Please pop open the trunk.
  4. Staff will deliver your test kits to the trunk of your car.
  5. Take the test kit home and follow the directions to start your e-med appointment. A proctor will walk you through the test administration then return 15 minutes later to record the results. If you have a positive test result, they will notify the health department for you to report the case.
  6. You will also receive a “Pass” through the Navica app to show as proof of result for return to work, travel, sports participation, etc.

NO TEST KITS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY BUILDING TO KEEP OUR STAFF HEALTHY and free of exposure. If you do not feel well or believe you have been exposed to COVID please do not come into the library. Our staff are happy to do a no- contact delivery to your trunk.

If you have questions about this service, please call the library at 937-448-2612 and ask for Stacie.