Due to the extremely low temperatures and wind expected for Saturday, January 15, the COVID test kit distribution has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 6:30pm at the Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Road. Given that this will be an outdoor event, we believe rescheduling is a prudent measure to ensure the safety and well being of those staffing and participating in the event. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.
This will be a drive-through operation on January 19. Residents will be eligible to receive one test kit per household (each kit contains two tests). Kits will be distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Proof of residency is required. Samples of acceptable proof of residency include: driver’s license; utility bill; etc. Post Office boxes do not qualify as proof of residency. N95 masks will also be available for distribution with the test kit pick-up, while supplies last.
Vehicles should enter Town Forest Road via Tootin Hill Road (off West Mountain Road); a map is provided as an attachment below. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter Town Forest Road via Stratton Brook Road.
Home test kits are most effective for testing symptomatic individuals. The Farmington Valley Health District has provided the following guidance for using home tests: a positive test should be treated as a positive test and the individual should isolate, and conduct contact tracing. A symptomatic individual with a negative home test should use precaution to reduce the risk of spreading illness and seek a PCR test. For additional isolation and quarantine guidance, click here.
Click here for a list of testing sites in our region.