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Conn. working to find replacement COVID-19 testing vendor for Danbury, Kent sites

State Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani says health care company Sema4 has agreed to continue providing COVID-19 testing services at sites across Connecticut through the end of January. The sites include two in Danbury and one in Kent.  This will give Connecticut some more time to find replacement vendors after Sema4 announced it was ending its COVID-19 testing program. 

Juthani says the Department competitively bid for vendors who are ready and willing to pick up those sites. With the seven new locations coming online, new vendors will be needed for 30 state-run testing sites across Connecticut.

Stamford-based Sema4, whose investors include a venture capital firm run by Governor Lamont’s wife, Annie, recently told its investors and state officials that it planned to drop its COVID-19 testing in mid-January and return to its core business, genomic testing. 

PCR testing in Kent is done at the Transfer Station Mondays and Thursdays 4pm to 7pm.  It's a drive thru site with a priority lane for First Responders. 

In Danbury, testing is done at the Pat Waldron building and at the PAL building.  PCR testing is available at 118 Memorial Drive Mondays and Wednesday 3pm to 7pm and on Saturdays 10am to 2pm or at 35 Hayestown Road Tuesdays and Fridays 10am to 2pm and on Thursdays 3pm to 7pm.  No appointment is needed at these locations.

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