Keys Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) will be administering free rapid COVID-19 tests to Key West residents and employees of Key West-registered businesses. The $171,000 provided to AHEC by the City of Key West is a portion of the $1.3 million reimbursement from Monroe County for pandemic expenses. losses experienced due to the pandemic. 

Michael Cunningham, AHEC executive director, said the 3,000 tests have arrived and began being deployed on Jan. 12. Free rapid testing is crucial for anyone who has been exposed and cannot afford to wait for a swab test.

In order to find the locations for the tests, visit and click on “Key West Rapid Tests.” Appointments are strongly encouraged.

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