The City of Stamford is will distribute COVID-19 rapid at-home tests on Sunday, January 2.
COVID-19 rapid at-home test distribution centers will open at noon at Scalzi Park, Cummings Park and Kocziuscko Park and will remain open until supplies ran out.
Test distribution is currently focused on high risk and socially vulnerable neighborhoods with high rates of COVID-19; the senior population 65 years and older; for residents that are symptomatic or that have a known exposure to someone who tested positive. Stamford residents are eligible to receive two kits per household, which each contain two tests. Proof of residency is required.
Distribution was originally scheduled for Thursday, December 30, but delivery to Connecticut was delayed.
On Wednesday afternoon Governor Ned Lamont released a statement saying test shipments were delayed. This will not only impact Stamford, but also other towns and cities across the state.
“Due to shipping and warehouse delays outside of the State of Connecticut’s control, our state’s anticipated shipment of COVID-19 at-home rapid tests are currently delayed from arriving in Connecticut. My staff and multiple state agencies have spent the past several days working around the clock to accelerate the movement of our tests through what is clearly a shipping and distribution bottleneck on the West Coast amid unprecedented international demand for tests. I want to thank our municipal and emergency management partners who have quickly and efficiently established their methods of distribution of the tests, clearly communicating them to their communities. My administration is in regular communication with city and town leaders, and we will provide updates as we have them in order to distribute the tests as quickly as possible,” said Lamont.
The city will receive an additional 34,000 at-home test kits originally planned for distribution on Sunday, January 2 to K-12 schools. Details on that distribution will be announced soon.