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In-Home Coronavirus Test Kits Made Available To West Virginians For Free


West Virginians now have access to free in-home coronavirus test kits.

Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that the state is partnering with Vault Health in offering testing kits to residents at no charge. The in-home tests are conducted with saliva samples and mailed back to the company.

After receiving an in-home testing kit, residents can set an online appointment with a representative from Vault Health who will walk a person through the testing process. Once a sample is collected, the test kit is mailed back to Vault Health. A result is expected within 24 to 72 hours after being received by the lab.

For those without access to the online application, a toll free number is available to request a free test kit.

To order a free testing kit, go to vaulthealth.com. A link to the website can also be found on the state’s coronavirus resource page.

A native of Washington, West Virginia, Dave Mistich joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in October of 2012, as the Charleston Reporter. After bouncing around a variety of newsroom roles at WVPB, he now focuses on state-level politics and government, as well as breaking news. Dave plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds. He can be reached via email at dmistich@wvpublic.org and you can follow him on Twitter @davemistich.

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