COVID Test Kit Update

January 2, 2022

The COVID rapid test kits are in the state and we will distribute them as soon as we receive them. That being said, we now hope to get 90 kits, which is a third of the original amount. The purpose of these limited tests is to distribute them to first responders, frontline workers (now including school staff), and people that have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a significant exposure. We are now requiring sign-ups for exposed/symptomatic residents. 

Some guidelines:

  • These kits are for people that currently need a test 

  • These kits are not to keep in your house just in case 

  • According to the CDC, a significant exposure is contact within 6ft of someone with COVID for more than 15 minutes. See their website for more details 

  • The CDC also has a good “COVID-19 viral testing tool” to help figure out if you should get a test (

  • If you have symptoms, please contact your primary care physician 

If you have symptoms or have been exposed, please email to sign up to receive a kit. If you have any questions, we will answer them at as well. Keep an eye on  for more updates. 

Happy New Year and thank you, 
Gordon Ridgway
First Selectman 

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