Time change: Shelton to hand out 2,000 more at-home COVID test kits Sunday

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SHELTON — Citing concerns with icing conditions in the early morning, city officials have moved the COVID-19 test kit distribution start time to 11 a.m. Sunday.

City Emergency Management Director Michael Maglione said the city would hand out some 2,000 at-home test kits on a first-come, first-serve basis, Sunday at Shelton High School. Each kit contains two tests that are intended for use by the same person.

“The purpose of this distribution is to provide test kits to be used this week to reduce the spread of the omicron virus and to supplement existing testing,” Maglione said. “The primary focus is for residents who have a known exposure or are symptomatic and are unable to find another test.”

Maglione said the limit is two test kits per vehicle. A resident ID is required.

Entrance to the high school will only be from North Constitution Boulevard. Access to the line on North Constitution Boulevard is from Shelton Ave. only. The high school’s Meadow Street entrance will be closed to all vehicular traffic.

Maglione said the city will be distributing N95 masks to the senior housing and assisted living facilities. He said he will be talking to the administrators at each of the facilities in the city about test kit distribution.

This latest distribution comes a week after the city handed out 2,500 kits and 5,000 masks to residents at Shelton High.