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City of Milford Begins Distribution of COVID-19 At-Home Rapid Test Kits This Week

This week Governor Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut has procured one million COVID-19 at-home rapid test kits in an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during this busy holiday season. The City of Milford will be receiving its first allocation of these kits later this week. 

In addition to this initial allocation, the City of Milford anticipates additional kits will be arriving specifically for families with children in Milford schools within the next 1-2 weeks. 

As the number of kits that will be available are limited at this time, this first allocation is intended for Milford residents who may be experiencing symptoms, had a recent exposure to an individual who is positive for COVID-19, and/or who have or will be attending larger gatherings in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  Milford will distribute the COVID-19 at-home rapid test kits to community members on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 1:30pm-5:00pm at the Milford Fire Department/Emergency Management Facility located at 55 Seemans Lane, Milford.  Individuals should bring proof of residency through an ID and/or Milford beach sticker.  Test kits will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. 

It is anticipated that additional tests will be allocated in January and the City will make announcements upon receipt from the State of Connecticut. 

Per the CDC recommendations, if your self-test yields a positive result, please stay home or isolate and wear a mask.  There is no need to obtain a follow up PCR test.  Given the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant and the increase in cases locally, it is most important to get vaccinated if you haven’t been vaccinated, get a booster if you are eligible, wear a mask both in public spaces and when interacting in close contact with individuals outside of your household, and stay home if you are sick. 

For further guidance on COVID-19 protocols and recommendations, please visit the Milford Health Department website: https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/health-department-0 or call 203-783-3285.

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