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01.13.21

BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test

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Stacie Hollis

Manager of Emergency Preparedness/Coalition Administrative Liaison

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  • COVID-19
  • Disease Management

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Background

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is scheduled to receive 1.8 million BinaxNOW tests by Sunday, Jan. 31. After the initial distribution to K-12 schools, DHSS now will offer the rapid test supply to Missouri hospitals.

 

Purpose

This will provide communities additional quarantine options. To increase compliance with quarantine recommendations, the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card tests ASYMPTOMATIC individuals on or after seven full days of quarantine to determine eligibility for release from quarantine.

 

Online Application

MHA hosted a webinar where DHSS provided a demonstration for the online application process. Hospitals can submit requests through the online application. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 15.

 

Standing Order

The state standing order for the administration of the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test was signed by Dr. Randall Williams, Director of DHSS, on Jan. 4.

This standing order authorizes any emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician or EMT-Paramedic who is licensed by the Missouri Bureau of EMS to test asymptomatic staff members from any ground, air, ALS EMRA or EMS education entity in Missouri with the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test.

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