Coronavirus home testing kits are coming to Seattle

It might soon be much easier and safer to determine if someone has been infected by the novel coronavirus. The team behind a Gates Foundation-backed project told the Seattle Times that it’s preparing to deliver home testing kits for the virus to Seattle (where the infection rate has been relatively high) within the “coming weeks.” Potential patients swab their noses and send the samples back to a lab for study, with results ready in one to two days. If someone is infected, they can fill out an online questionnaire to determine their contact and travel habits in case officials need to notify anyone else that they might have the virus.