FHL requires viral (PCR) COVID-19 tests; we cannot accept results from antigen tests at this time.

Pre-Arrival Testing Options

Washington State offers convenient COVID-19 testing in several locations, most at little or no cost regardless of insurance (if you have medical insurance, bring your insurance card and photo ID to testing). For the Seattle area, refer to this list of King County locations; for outside of Seattle, refer to the WA Dept of Health’s information for the state and to Health & Human Services’ list of locations nationwide.

Curative testing booths can be found at locations across the US, and new ones are rapidly being installed (in December 2020, they began appearing in Seattle). Check Curative.com for up-to-date information on current sites. Some COVID-19 testing locations require advance appointments, while many do not. If no appointment is necessary, be sure to confirm the hours testing is available and plan for a wait time.

**As of January 8th, we are no longer accepting test results from Curative due to data suggesting a high rate of false negatives. We are monitoring the situation and will update the policy if warranted.**

Another option is to order an at-home test kit from Pixel by LabCorps. Health insurance (or public funds, if no insurance) will cover the cost of the test for those who are eligible, based on responses to a 3-question survey (for further details regarding the survey, email Bernadette).  People have been generally receiving their kits within 2 days of ordering them, and being notified of test results 1-4 days after sending back their samples. Check the Pixel website to view their current average time for delivering results. Contact Bernadette if you have any questions.

Post-Arrival Testing in Friday Harbor

Testing should be done no fewer than three days after arrival to FHL. The best option is to order a test kit from Pixel by LabCorps. Health insurance (or public funds, if no insurance) will cover the cost of the test for those who are eligible, based on responses to a 3-question survey (for further details regarding the survey, email Bernadette). If you’d like, you can order the Pixel kit sent in your name to FHL (620 University Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250); stockroom manager Peggy Combs will let you know when it’s arrived. Before you take your post-arrival sample, contact Peggy to schedule a FedEx pickup for the completed kit; as FedEx does not run on evenings or weekends in Friday Harbor, you should plan to take your sample on a weekday morning, delivering it to the stockroom for pick up before 1 pm.

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