Free COVID at-home rapid testing kits available

STATE — In an effort to aid Colorado residents and school-aged children, the state has recently announced that it will also be providing free-over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid test kits, directly to people at home.

The program will use Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests that show results within 15 minutes of taking the test. The program has been designed to allow parents, guardians, and caregivers a way to test their children at home.

While the program is geared toward helping parents and school-aged children, all Coloradans are welcome to sign up for the Rapid At-Home COVID-19 testing program kits.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has an individual enrollment form on its website for the kits. The kits will be mailed free of charge and contain four tests each. Multiple kits for the rapid testing can be ordered separately and are also free of charge.

For more information on the rapid test kits, visit the CDPHE COVID website at