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COVID-19 Take Home Rapid Test Kits Available at five (5) Miami-Dade Public Library Locations on Friday, December 24 from 9 am – 3 pm (while supplies last)

Test kits will help meet the recent surge in demand for COVID-19 testing

MIAMI ( December 23, 2021 )

In an effort to meet the rapid rise in demand for COVID testing and keep our community safe through the holidays, Miami Dade County is now offering free take-home rapid test kits at Miami-Dade County Public Libraries. Residents can pick up a take-home rapid test kit at five (5) library locations on Friday, December 24, from 9 am – 3 pm, while supplies last.

“As we tackle the spread of Omicron and the recent surge in demand for COVID testing, Miami-Dade County is doing everything we can to make testing as accessible as possible across our community – including by distributing free take-home rapid test kits to residents,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Special thanks to Dr. Yesenia Villalta, Administrator/Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, for providing the supply of test kits to help keep our community safe. By taking the simple precautions that we all know work, we can get through this holiday season safely together.”

Starting Monday, December 27, kits will be available at twenty-seven (27) library locations during regular operating hours. There is a limit of up to three tests per household while supplies last.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, information and resources, visit If you need more information, please contact the participating library location or email [email protected] for assistance.

The following are the five library locations where residents can pick up the take home tests on Friday, December 24:

  • North Dade Regional Library
    2455 NW 183 Street
    Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • Kendale Lakes Branch Library
    15205 SW 88 Street
    Miami, FL 33196
  • Northeast Dade - Aventura Branch
    2930 Aventura Boulevard
    Aventura, FL 33180
  • South Dade Regional Library
    10750 SW 211 Street
    Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • Westchester Regional Library
    9445 Coral Way
    Miami, FL 33165

Please note that facial coverings are required to enter County facilities to pick up a take home test. Additionally, take home tests may not be administered inside the library.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
The mission of the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is to provide extraordinary services, spaces and experiences that promote literacy and learning, personal growth and limitless opportunities. MDPLS is recognized as an Autism Friendly Partner by the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. MDPLS has been honored with an Urban Libraries Council 2020 Innovation Award as Top Innovator in the Civic and Community Engagement category and awarded 59 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards over the past five years. MDPLS has also received the Florida Library Association (FLA) Award for Exemplary Instructional Programs or Services for its Climate of Art Program in 2021 and Homework Help and Tutoring Program in 2020, FLA Library Innovation Award for its Technobus in 2019 and the FLA Award for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations in 2018. Learn more at