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Posted on: January 14, 2022

UPDATE: Test Kit and Mask Distribution for Hamden

UPDATE: Test Kit and Mask Distribution for Hamden

Hamden – The Town of Hamden has COVID self-test kits and KN95 masks available for Hamden residents at the Keefe Community Center and Elderly Services by appointment only, during normal business hours, Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm:

Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine St: 203-562-5129 ext. 1110
Elderly Services, 2901 Dixwell Ave: 203-287-2547*

*Elderly Services is servicing Hamden Seniors (60+) exclusively

Appointments are accepted during normal business hours, 8:30am – 4:30pm. These by-appointment distribution locations are for seniors, those in need, and those with disabilities.

Prior to arriving to Keefe Community Center or Elderly Services, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours to pick up your test kits and/or masks.

Tests and masks are available for Hamden residents. Further guidance from the Governor’s office asks municipalities to prioritize the elderly and vulnerable populations. High risk individuals are a priority and patience is greatly appreciated.

Each kit contains 2 iHealth® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid tests. 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.

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 vaccinatedGet boosted. We know that the vaccine provides the best protection against the severe symptoms of COVID.

For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7009 or by email at apanayotakis@hamden.com.

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