Redding is scheduled to receive 1,000 at home COVID-19 test kits on Thursday. Local distribution of the kits could begin as soon as Friday at the Redding Community Center. The exact time of distribution will be announced tomorrow. There will be a limit of 2 kits per family in Redding. Each kit contains 2 tests. The distribution will be done on a first come, first served basis. Redding Health officials say a negative test result means that the test did not detect the virus, but it does not rule out infection. They suggest repeating the test within a few days, with at least 24-hours between tests.