Free COVID tests at Rapid City Public Library

RAPID CITY,S.D. – The Rapid City Public Library is now distributing free at-home COVID tests to residents. The tests give results in 15 minutes.

Rapid City Public Library Covid Test KitsKits can only be picked up from the drive-thru window during business hours, to help limit physical interaction.

The limit is four kits per-car, but that could change if demand increases.

“We’ve got a pretty good system of giving them away at the drive-thru where there’s no contact between the staff member and the person in the car,” Rapid City Public Library Assistant Director Sean Minkel said. “And we’re also wiping down the drawer when people come through to make sure that things are clean.”

The test kits can only be picked up from the drive-thru window during business hours to help limit physical interaction.

“We’ve got about 17,000 of them that were basically made available through a program with the South Dakota Department of Health. They are free, we are giving them away when people come through the drive-thru,” Minkel said. “So if anyone drives through, they just ask for a test. We will give away four per car. We want people to be knowledgeable about what’s going on in the community and have these tests if they need them.”

The drive-thru is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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