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Cities, Towns to Distribute COVID-19 Test Kits This Week

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Several more cities and towns are planning to distribute COVID-19 test kits in Connecticut on Monday.

Approximately 426,000 tests arrived in New Britain Friday. This comes after a shipment of 3 million at-home COVID-19 tests didn't arrive earlier in the week last week, setting back distribution plans at a time of heavy demand for testing.

Long lines have been seen across the state as thousands wait for test kits. In some locations, the distributions have been forced to close early after running out of kits.

Dozens of cars lined up to get COVID-19 test kits in Waterbury on Sunday.

On Sunday, Governor Ned Lamont said the state is continuing to scour the globe for more at-home kits and is working to expand capacity.

East Haven

East Haven will distribute COVID-19 test kits Tuesday at East Haven High School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until supplies run out. Police say anyone who shows up early will be turned away.

The tests are reserved for residents. A driver's license or State of Connecticut ID will be required for verification.

Farmington

The Town of Farmington is distributing COVID-19 self-test kits free to residents at Tunxis Mead Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday or while supplies last.

Tests will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Each household will receive a maximum of two tests.

Proof of residency is required.

Masks can be picked up during the event.

Starting at noon on Monday, residents can also get N95 masks at a designated pick-up area at Town Hall during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday while supplies last.

A small percentage of the town's tests are being reserved for at-risk residents and essential municipal workers.

Glastonbury

Glastonbury will distribute tests to residents only Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. at the baseball field entrance to Riverfront Park.

The town is asking people not to line up prior to 8:30 a.m.

Those looking to receive a test should access Welles Street from Naubuc Avenue. Once on Welles Street, drive past the Riverfront Community Center and Boathouse entrance and enter the second driveway of Riverfront Park (baseball field entrance).

Guilford

COVID-19 test kits will be given to residents who registered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Guilford fairgrounds.

When registering, residents must pick a time slot for pick up. Two test kits will be available per household.

If you do not have a valid registration and go to the fairgrounds, you will be turned away.

Proof of residency is required.

The link to register can be found here.

Hamden

Hamden Mayor Lauren Garrett said the town has received its allotted COVID-19 test kits and will distribute them Monday.

The distribution schedule will be announced in the morning, but is expected to take place in the afternoon.

Milford

Milford residents can get COVID-19 test kits at both Joseph A. Foran High School and the Walnut Beach parking lot from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until all the kits are distributed.

The first allocation is intended for residents who may be experiencing symptoms, had a recent exposure to someone who is COVID-19 positive and/or who have or will be attending larger gatherings.

Each household will receive one kit and the kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Proof of residency is required.

North Branford

Residents of North Branford will be able to line up for a chance to get a test kit on Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Wall Field/Totoket Valley Park.

Vehicles should enter at the Wall Field entrance and exit by the softball field.

Police say the town has received a limited supply and the distribution will end when supplies run out.

Norwich

The City of Norwich is distributing the COVID-19 test kits in the parking lot at 80 Stonington Road at 3 p.m. The distribution will last until all supplies are exhausted.

There is a limit of two kits per household with proof of residency required.

Rocky Hill

Approximately 1,500 test kits will be given out at the Elm Ridge Park starting at 9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. One test kit per resident is allowed.

Proof of residency is required.

Southington

The distribution will be at the Southington Drive-In on the Meriden Waterbury Turnpike from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.

The distribution is for Southington residents and proof of residency is required.

A maximum of two test kits will be given per car.

N95 masks and surgical masks will also be given out while supplies last.

Stonington

Stonington has a few hundred testing kits and plans to prioritize symptomatic individuals and frontline workers including first responders, childcare workers, municipal and school staff.

There is a two kit max per household and the kits are only for residents.

The locations for tests on Monday, January 3 include:

  • Stonington Human Services
    • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Drive through and distributed via the parking lot
  • Stonington Town Hall
    • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Drive through around Town Hall
  • Pawcatuck Fire Department
    • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Park in the rear lot and come to the back of the station
  • Stonington Polie Department
    • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Drive through and distributed by an officer near the side entrance

Once a location runs out of tests, they will not have any other tests available.

Vernon

The Town of Vernon will distribute COVID-19 home test kits beginning at noon
Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Henry Park. Access to the park is from South Street only.

Kits are available to Vernon residents only. Fewer than 2,000 test kits are available. They are intended for Vernon residents who have an immediate need for testing
because they have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Test kits are limited to one per person and a maximum of two per vehicle, based on need. They will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone seeking a test kit must show identification to prove they are a Vernon resident.

N-95 masks will be distributed on a separate day.

Voluntown

Voluntown will distribute a very limited number of COVID-19 tests to residents Tuesday at Town Hall beginning at 7 a.m.

The town only received 180 test kits from the state and are setting aside half of those for Voluntown schools, public safety agencies, and other town staff.

There will be 90 test kits available for the distribution event Tuesday, so town officials are asking only those showing symptoms or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 show up for the event to receive a test.

The event is for residents only.

Wallingford

COVID-19 test kits and N95 masks will be distributed at the Oakdale Theatre on South Turnpike Road in Wallingford on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

People are asked to enter through the main driveway at the Oakdale.

Everyone seeking a test or mask will be required to show proof they are a Wallingford resident.

Police are asking people not to line up before the distribution event to avoid causing disruptions on South Turnpike Road and at the Oakdale.

Supplies are limited and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Westport

Westport residents can get their test kits at the Greens Farm Railroad Station Parking Lot #1 starting at 3 p.m.

Two test kits will be allowed per vehicle/per home on a first-come, first-served basis.

Proof of residency is required.

Wethersfield

A limited number of at-home COVID-19 testing kits will be distributed starting at 10 a.m. at Wethersfield High School.

The distribution will go until all the kits are gone. There is a limit of two kits per car.

Only about 650 vehicles will be able to get kits.

N95 masks will also be given out.

Residents are reminded not to line up before 8 a.m. and no test kits or masks will be given out until 10 a.m.

Proof of residency is required.

A limited number of test kits and masks will be given to congregate facilities for those who are disabled and a small number of kits will also be going to public safety staff.

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