During the long, holiday weekend of Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, free COVID-19 test kits will be available at the Iowa City Police Department, while supplies last.
The front lobby information desk at Iowa City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., has free COVID-19 testing kits available to the public on a weekly basis.
These testing kits will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The kits are supplied to the City by Johnson County Public Health and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Testing kits will be replenished weekly as supplies allow.
Kits should only be taken for immediate use by the individual or for family members, limit of four per household. Those picking up a test kit must wear a face mask when entering the facility.
These testing kits are saliva-based and come with instructions for use. This video provides a test kit demonstration. Once completed, following instructions in the kit, users can return the sample to a UPS drop-off location nearest them using the included prepaid UPS label. Do not return test kits to City Hall.
Kits can also be dropped off directly to the State Hygienic Lab, 2490 Cross Park Road, Coralville. Call the State Hygienic Lab with questions at 833-286-8378. Johnson County Public Health, 855 S Dubuque St #217, also has COVID-19 test kits and a drop-off box for completed tests.
Test kids are made available through Test Iowa. Test Iowa is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Hygienic Lab with the goal of ensuring all Iowans have access to free COVID-19 testing.