FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Fresno County Department of Public Health announced on Friday that over 37,000 at-home COVID-19 rapid tests would be distributed throughout the county as Omicron cases continue to rise.

Officials say the test kits arrived on Friday and that the Department of Public Health would be distributing them to those in “vulnerable zip codes.”

Health officials say increasing testing capacity is part of a broader effort to combat the latest rise in cases.

“By making these at-home test kits available through our local health department, we are providing residents additional options and peace of mind if they need to get tested quickly,” says Dr. Rais Vohra, Interim Health Officer for Fresno County.

Residents who are interested in obtaining an at-home testing kit can visit the Fresno County Department of Public Health website to check their eligibility and to place an order.

Once their order is placed online, officials say testing kits are then mailed to residents within the county.