Learn how you can help first responders help YOU! and how to check the expirations dates on your Covid-19 home tests!
Community-wide Event with TVF&R and Wilsonville Ready!
Tuesday, July 12, at 4:00pm
Learn all about our city’s “Wilsonville Ready” program and how to help first responders help YOU! Charbonneau’s EPPS committee invites you to attend a community-wide meeting in the Activity Center’s Lewis & Clark room. Greg Leo and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel will be presenting this vital information.
Attendees will receive a free emergency whistle and
TVF&R medical Emergency Information cards
EXPIRATION DATES FOR AT HOME COVID 19 TESTS
Many of us have come to rely on at-home testing for Covid 19 as a way to check on our own virus status and to responsibly help not spread the virus to others. This is especially important now as we are gathering and traveling more frequently and as Covid 19 rates remain high in Clackamas and surrounding counties.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has just notified the public of the importance of checking expiration dates on in-home testing kits. The good news is that most expiration dates have been extended and it is easy to check your kits. Here is the information from OHA:
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the expiration dates for many at-home COVID-19 tests. Because these tests were quickly developed during the pandemic and authorized for emergency use by the FDA, many have short expiration periods (e.g., six months). As more time passes and test manufacturers can show that tests continue to work well beyond the initial expiration period, expiration dates are extended. If your at-home COVID-19 test has expired, check this website to see if the expiration date has been extended.”