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Posted on: January 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] County to Distribute COVID Home Tests

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Schuyler County received home (rapid) test kits and will distribute them throughout the community next week.

According to County Administrator Fonda Chronis, “The state has sent COVID test kits to all counties so that we can get them out to residents. Schuyler’s Office of Emergency Management has coordinated with community stakeholders to distribute these tests as widely as possible. They’ve worked hard to make sure these tests are conveniently available to as many of our residents as possible. I only wish we had more to give out.”

Tests are free to the public and will be distributed at the below locations/dates/times listed. Distribution is subject to test kit availability as supplies are limited.

--Mecklenburg Fire Department, Monday, January 10, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
--Monterey Fire Department, Tuesday, January 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
--Mecklenburg Fire Department, Tuesday, January 11, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
--Tyrone Methodist Church, Wednesday, January 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
--Hector Presbyterian Church, Thursday, January 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
--Human Services Complex, Montour Falls, Friday, January 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional points of distribution include:

--Local libraries (Hector, Watkins Glen, Odessa, Montour Falls) -- limited number of tests available starting Monday, January 10.
--Test kits will be available at county-sponsored vaccination clinics that take place every Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Community Center in Watkins Glen.
--Test kits will be distributed to various Office for the Aging clients at services touchpoints.
--Test kits will be available on county transit system buses starting Monday, January 10.

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