COVID-19 Rapid Test Instructions and FAQs

Covid-19 test kit and mobile app

Printable Test Instructions and FAQs     

Logan County Libraries now distributing FREE Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kit

Patient Instructions for Use


a)    Windows or Mac/Apple laptop with a webcam (or a desktop computer with an adjustable/moveable webcam), microphone, and speaker.
b)    An Apple or an Android phone/tablet.
c)    An email address.
d)    An internet connection.


  1. Download the NAVICA app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store from your smartphone/tablet.
  2. Open the NAVICA app on your smartphone/tablet.
  3. Create a NAVICA account from the app on your smartphone/tablet and remember your credentials (username and password).  If the patient to be tested is a minor (age 17 or younger), tap the TEST SITE icon at the bottom of the NAVICA app and then tap the profile icon at the upper right of the screen to add a MANAGED PROFILE for the minor to be tested.
  4. To pick up a test at the Logan County Libraries via Curbside service, park in the marked space (if available) and call the Library staff to request a kit.  To show your NAVICA ID to the person giving you a test kit, tap the TEST SITE icon at the bottom of the NAVICA app and then tap the DISPLAY NAVICA ID button.
  5. Take the test kit home.
  6. Open a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) on your computer and go to
  7. Click the START TESTING button on the page.
  8. Click the LOGIN WITH NAVICA button on the page and use your NAVICA account credentials you created in Step 2 above.
  9. Confirm your account and personal information.
  10. Answer the series of questions to prepare for the visit with the eMed proctor and click CONTINUE.  This will begin the testing session with the eMed proctor.
  11. Provide your name and date of birth to the eMed proctor.
  12. Follow all directions from the eMed proctor to take the test.


  1. After you complete the test you will receive a “pass” on your NAVICA smartphone/tablet app that contains your test results.  Tap PASS on the NAVICA app to view your results and pass.
  2. If you test negative, you can show your pass to your school or employer from your smartphone/tablet.  Your school or employer will verify the validity of this pass using the NAVICA app on their own smartphone/tablet by scanning the patient’s QR code as displayed on their smartphone/tablet.  Make sure your school or employer can view you opening the NAVICA app and accessing the pass in real-time.

Helpful Hints

  • The eMed proctor is not a healthcare provider but is qualified to administer the test and read the results.
  • Ensure that you have plenty of space in front of you to use the test kit.  The test card must lay flat on a hard surface.
  • The eMed proctor will have you adjust your webcam at various times during the testing.  You must have a webcam that can be moved (laptop webcams work great – if you have a desktop webcam it needs to be repositionable).  The proctor will need to view the test kit on the surface in front of you at certain times and will need to view you (the patient) at other times.  For the test to be valid, follow all the proctor’s instructions.  For example, the proctor must be able to view the test card during the 15 minutes the test runs, or it will be invalidated.
  • You will need to scan the QR code on the test card with your webcam at two separate times.  Make sure you hold the QR code up to the webcam when instructed.  Keep the QR code in the center of the camera and hold it as still as possible.

Logan County Libraries now distributing FREE Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kit

Through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, Logan County Libraries is distributing free, at-home BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 Test Kits.  Test Kits are available exclusively through Curbside service at all Logan County Libraries locations during normal hours.

Please do not enter the building while experiencing symptoms.

What is the BinaxNOW rapid at-home test?
Abbott’s BinaxNOW is an easy-to-use antigen test that detects the virus when people are most infectious. People perform the tests at home and digital health solutions provider eMed™ delivers results to the user through the NAVICA™ app in 15 minutes.

Why is the library giving away free COVID-19 test kits?
The library is partnering with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to make these rapid testing kits widely available. The test kits combined with the telehealth solutions provided by eMed™ provide access to testing for those who may not be able to get traditional testing because of work hours, mobility or transportation issues, or caregiving responsibilities.

How many test kits can customers get at a time?
The Ohio Department of Health purchased two million kits and wants the tests to be widely available. To ensure there are enough kits for everyone, we ask that you take just enough to meet the immediate needs of your family group.

What do people need for the tests?
• Internet access, a computer with a webcam
• NAVICA account
• A mobile device to see results

The NAVICA app can be downloaded free from the App Store for Apple devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices. After downloading the app, you enter some basic information. The whole process takes about two minutes. Test results are returned in the app and are available for 7 days. Users can create managed profiles for children or other dependent family members. The managed profile can only be created in the app.

Individuals without a smartphone must call eMed customer support at 844- 943-0753 to get their results.  

What does the test entail?
The following YouTube video explains how to take the test with the eMed proctor:

What if people need help with the tests?
Customers with questions about taking the test should contact eMed support at 844-943-0753. Questions about test results should be directed to their health care providers.

Does the library report any information about customers who request the test kits?
No. The Library does not collect any personal information and only reports the number of test kits we distribute.