COVID At-Home Test Kits

Covid-19 At-Home Test Kit Distribution 

The City of Bowie will be distributing At Home COVID-19 Test Kits at the Kenhill Center Mondays through Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on Monday, May 16. Each Bowie household may receive up to 6 boxes with proof of residency. This is an ongoing walk up event. 

COVID Home test Distribution Senior Center

How can I find out about other test kit distributions?

The City will announce future test kit distributions at our facilities on this website and on the following channels:

  • Social media
  • Bowie Government TV
  • Message to Alert Bowie subscribers
  • Bowie Brief

Other Prince George's County test distributions can be found at Prince George's County At-Home Test Tracker and schedules can be found here Prince George's County COVID-19 .

Who is eligible to receive test kits through the City of Bowie?

City residents are eligible to receive tests through this municipal allocation. For future distribution events, six (6) test boxes, which contains two (2) tests, will be distributed to each City of Bowie address. You will be asked to provide identification that proves that you live in Bowie to receive a test kit.

What will happen at these events?

These will be walk up test distribution events. A table will be set up just outside of the center's main entrance. Staff will ask to verify your residency via ID, and then you will receive your test kits. During inclement weather, distribution may be moved inside the Kenhill Center.

What is the test brand?

Tests are manufactured by iHealth, which is one of the manufacturers approved by the Federal Drug Administration

Where do I get instructions on taking test?

iHealth has produced instructions on how to take the test. More information can be found at www.ihealthlabs.com

How do I report my results?

Positive COVID-19 test results can be reported to your primary care physician and the Maryland Department of Health at Maryland Department of Health Positive At-Home Test Self-Reporting

Any questions or concerns on reporting a positive result should be answered by your primary care physician or Prince George's County Health Department at 301-883-6627.

Why so few tests?

Prince George's County received a shipment of tests for municipalities to distribute. The City of Bowie was given an allocation based on our population size. 

Questions?

Any other questions about the at-home COVID-19 test distribution process, please email eoc@cityofbowie.org Also visit the FDA website about COVID-19 testing.

KN-95 Mask Distribution

Prince George's County is distributing KN-95 masks at schools, health department testing sites, and other locations in the county. Visit health.mypgc.us/COVIDsupplies for details and locations. 

Local pharmacies are also distributing masks at no charge through a federal program. Check with your pharmacy see if they have received their supplies yet.