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Missoula health officials urge self-reporting of home COVID tests

Missoula health officials say residents who test positive for COVID-19 using at-home tests should isolate, notify close contacts and report the results to the county.

The federal government started taking orders Tuesday for at-home COVID tests. Up to four free at-home COVID-19 tests per household can be ordered at

The Missoula City-County Health Department said in a news release that residents can report positive results on its website. The city-county health department’s website also has information about isolation protocols.

The state of Montana announced earlier this month that it had ordered 650,000 rapid COVID-19 tests to be distributed by county health departments. Gov. Greg Gianforte said those tests should be delivered next week.

Freddy Monares was a reporter and Morning Edition host at Montana Public Radio.
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