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Newtown sets up next round of at home COVID-19 test kit distributions

Newtown is getting ready for its next round of at home COVID-19 test kit distributions.  The purpose is to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant and to supplement existing testing.  The primary focus is on people who are symptomatic or who are a close contact to a case.

Test kits are also being provided to school districts. 

Newtown residents need to sign up for the municipal distribution via a link on the town's website on the Health District webpage, which went live over the weekend.  Each household can receive one kit, and those who already received one previously, is asked not sign up again. 

With a confirmed appointment, test kits will be distributed tomorrow at the Municipal Center, Wednesday and Thursday at the Community Center/Senior Center as a drive thru.  This distribution is focused on seniors and will have communication for sign-up directed to seniors.  Friday's distribution will be at the Municipal Center and Saturday at Reed School as a drive thru.  

Proof of residency and confirmed appointment will be required.