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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Continue to Provide At-Home Rapid Covid-19 Testing Kits for Springfield Residents

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris continue to work to get rapid antigen at-home Covid-19 testing kits in the hands of our Springfield residents. Identification will be required and will be checked by HHS staff.

Mayor Sarno and Commissioner Caulton-Harris will make available another 25,000 at-home testing kits which will be distributed at the following locations, days, and times starting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

LOCATION

TIME

DAY(s)

Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

1476 Roosevelt Ave

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursdays

Department of Health and Human Services

311 State Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Tuesdays and Wednesday

New North Citizens Council

2455 Main Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Tuesdays and Wednesday

 

South End Community Center

99 Marble Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Tuesdays and Wednesday

 

East Forest Park Library

136 Surrey Road

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturdays

Forest Park Library

380 Belmont Ave

1:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fridays

Mason Square Library

765 State Street

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fridays

Clodo Concepcion Center (Greenleaf Community Center) - Sixteen Acres

1187 Parker Street

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursdays and Fridays

Indian Orchard Citizens Council

117 Main Street IO

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursdays

 

Two kits per household will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis, while supplies last. This would bring us to nearly 200,000 at-home testing kits distributed for our residents, and also to our City and School side employees to preserve and protect our workforce in order to continue to provide basic and vital services to our public. Additional potential distribution sites may be added depending on supply availability and distribution aspects. 

Mayor Sarno stated, “Commissioner Caulton-Harris and I continue to advocate for any and all Covid-19 relief assistance for our residents. Once again, to those who have not been vaccinated or boosted, please get your shot as soon as possible to keep yourself and others safe. This is a key component in being able to stymie this pandemic.”  

HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris stated, “The Department of Health and Human Services will make these free rapid COVID-19 at-home test kits readily available for our residents at our neighborhood community sites, senior centers, and public libraries.  Getting these COVID-19 test kits into the community so that our residents have easy access to getting tested if they feel the need to is our goal. This virus is here to stay and we must be cognizant to that fact.  We must remain vigilant.”

Mayor Sarno continued, “Working together we will defeat this COVID-19 pandemic. I will also continue to advocate for National Guard Assistance for our AMR/Eastfield Mall testing site too.”

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