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Brookfield to distribute COVID test kits Sunday

1,260 test kits have arrived in Brookfield, less than half of the original promised allocation.  Town officials are distributing 250 kits to essential personnel including Police, Firefighters, vaccine clinic volunteers, and Department of Public Works employees. 

760 kits will be distributed at Brookfield Town Hall on Sunday, January 2nd from noon to 1pm in the Town Hall Parking lot. Distribution is based on a first come, first served basis. Each household may have two boxes if necessary, but if only one is needed residents are asked to only take one in order to maximize the small allocation. There are two covid tests per box.

250 kits will be distributed to the schools since the state school shipment did not arrive. First Selectman Tara Carr says there may still be a full distribution for schools, but the thought and guidance from the state is that in the meantime, separating out a small supply from the municipal allotment for the schools to have on hand to be used "for school staff who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have had a known exposure to COVID-19", would be a prudent immediate mitigation measure to help curb potential outbreaks/transmission. 

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