Free Community-Wide COVID-19 Testing Returns for Winter 21/22

Free self-administered tests are available starting Monday, November 22, 2021, for Big Sky Residents and Workforce. Tests are available to those not currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. A limited number will be available weekly on a first-come-first-served basis. Tests may be picked up 24/7 from the foyer of the Big Sky Visitor Center (Big Sky Chamber | Visit Big Sky offices) located at 88 Ousel Falls Road Unit A1. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pick up a test?

Tests may be picked up 24/7 from the foyer of the Big Sky Visitor Center (Big Sky Chamber | Visit Big Sky offices) located at 88 Ousel Falls Road Unit A1.

Where do I return my test?

Tests are self-administered and do not need to be returned for processing or results. 

What if I have symptoms?

This program is designed for asymptomatic individuals. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your health care provider or the Bozeman Health COVID-19 Hotline by calling 406-414-2619.

How many times can I be tested?

Based upon availability, an individual may test with this program once a week

Can I pick up a test for a friend, colleague, or family member?

Yes, anyone can pick up tests for other Big Sky residents or workers. 

Who will have access to my individual test results?

Only you will have access to your individual test results. 

How will I be notified of my results?

Results will appear within 15 minutes of self-administration on the provided test card. 

What are the difference between antigen and PCR tests?

Click here for more information. 

Who can participate in the testing program?

Big Sky residents and workers ages 2 & older, not currently experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 

What is the cost?

There is no cost to residents and workers in the Big Sky Resort Area District.

Who administers the tests?

The antigen tests are self-administered using a nasal swab, instructions are provided with the test kit. 

How long will my results take?

Results will appear within 15 minutes of self-administration. 

Will there be a dashboard for the results?

No community dashboard of results will be available. 

I received the COVID-19 vaccine, should I continue to participate in the testing program?

Yes we encourage you to continue to test after receiving the vaccine as no vaccine is 100% effective and it has been found that people can still carry the virus and are able to spread the virus to others via laughing, coughing, sneezing, talking, etc. 

My results were positive, what should I do?

If you receive a positive result please follow local and CDC guidelines.

Healthy Gallatin Guidelines
CDC Guidelines

Are the tests valid for travel?

No, the tests are not valid for travel. 

Click here for information on tests for travel. 

Testing Dashboard and Data

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