By Barbara Adams –
Governor Ned Lamont announced Saturday that the State of Connecticut this week has distributed 500,000 COVID-19 self-tests to partner organizations, bringing the total amount it has delivered so far this month to 3.6 million.
The state is working to procure the self-tests from vendors and distribute them in bulk to partner organizations. The organizations then go on to provide them to their clients and members of their respective communities.
The Governor’s office says that some of the deliveries for the week of January 17, 2022, included:
- 350,000 self-tests to municipalities for social services and vulnerable populations, K-12 students and teachers, first responders, other front-facing municipal employees, and non-licensed childcare programs;
- 83,000 self-tests to community groups and vulnerable populations; and
- 50,000 self-tests to nursing homes for visitor testing.
This week’s municipal allocations also included tests for K-12 students and teachers.