Rapid antigen testing can be a game-changer for the holidays, allowing you to safely celebrate with friends and family. Rapid antigen tests are available for purchase over the counter, approximately $12/test, and are a reliable test of your infective status at the time of testing. No tests are absolute, but the reliability of the rapid antigen test is very credible.
As a gathering protocol, everyone tests at the site. Individuals whose results are negative are welcome to attend. Those who test positive will not attend and will follow the covid infection protocols, including a confirmation test.
Current recommendations and guidelines for gatherings are to get vaccinated, wear a mask, limit attendance, and maintain social distancing. These general guidelines are good, but they aren’t enough for safe social gatherings. Level up your holiday game, add rapid antigen testing to celebrate safely and enjoy the holidays with your friends and family.