Johnson County urges residents to self-report COVID-19 tests results online — Here’s how it works

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has launched a portal for residents to voluntarily report both negative and positive results of at-home COVID-19 antigen test, like the ones above that can be bought at local pharmacies or online. The county says the self-report information will be used to gauge if the number of cases is increasing or decreasing in the community. File image.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment unveiled a new online portal Wednesday where residents can voluntarily report both negative and positive results of at-home COVID-19 antigen tests.

Why it matters: JCDHE says the self-reports will give the department a better understanding about the spread of the virus in order to gauge if the number of cases is increasing or decreasing in the community.