LOCATION UPDATE: Hamden’s Additional Evening Distribution Site
Hamden – The Town of Hamden will have a COVID self-administered rapid test kit and KN95 mask distribution from 4pm-7pm today, Tuesday January 4th, at Hamden High School, 2040 Dixwell Ave. Please enter at the Wood-n-Tap side. Tests will be available via drive thru and walk up until supplies run out.
The distribution is for Hamden residents. Each kit contains 1 FlowFlex test. Please be prepared to provide identification. A state ID or utility bill is sufficient. Please wear your mask.
Tests are best utilized when a person is symptomatic. An asymptomatic person may not have enough viral load for the test to register.
KN95 masks, when worn properly, prevent the airborne spread of COVID. Please continue proper handwashing and maintain social distance when possible. The Omicron variant has proven to be very transmittable.
The current rate of infection is now over 20%. We believe that the speed at which Omicron is going through the nation and our community means that we will get through this quickly. We currently have many employees that have tested positive and many more will test positive. Please be patient and understand that services may suffer temporarily due to staffing shortages.
Please get vaccinated. Get boosted. 70% of the people hospitalized are not fully vaccinated. We know that the vaccine provides the best protection against the severe symptoms of COVID.
For further information, please contact Acting Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7009 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.