Rapid COVID-19 test kits in short supply

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The Indiana Department of Health says its depleted its inventory of rapid COVID-19 tests and does not expect any additional deliveries for the foreseeable future due to a national shortage.

That means local State funded FREE COVID-19 testing sites are out of RAPID antigen COVID-19 tests or will be out soon.

The health department advises residents try to secure rapid testing through a private provider, such as a pharmacy or primary care provider, or to purchase an over-the-counter rapid test kits from an area retailer, though many of those are out of supply, as well.

The health department advises you not use hospital emergency departments for the sole purpose of getting tested for COVID-19.

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