MURPHYSBORO – Residents residing within the 62966 zip code are now eligible to order free COVID-19 home test kits through Project Access COVID Tests (Project ACT).
According to a press release from the Jackson County Health Department, the innovative public-private partnership from the Rockefeller Foundation will initially deliver 1.1 million tests to at-risk residents in certain zip codes in Illinois and five other states before expanding across the country. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is a partner for the project in Illinois.
Residents with 62966 zip codes can now order one test kit which includes 5 tests here. The tests and shipping are free. The current limit is one order per household. The initial eligibility for this project was based upon zip codes with the highest COVID-19 risks, using CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index data combined with data from IDPH.
This program is separate from the one recently launched by the federal government to provide free at-home test kits. Under that program, any U.S. household can order free test kits here.