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Posted on: December 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID- 19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits

We are going to distribute the 720 kit allocation of COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits we received on Friday from the County and do so in time for the New Year's Eve celebration when many gather in their homes to celebrate.

We are going to distribute the 720 kit allocation of COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits we received on Friday from the County and do so in time for the New Year's Eve celebration when many gather in their homes to celebrate.  Each kit contains two tests.

Some of the kits will be distributed, one per unit, to residents in our low income housing units.  The majority of the kits will be distributed first-come, first-served, while the supply lasts, one per household, to residents in the unincorporated area.   (The Villages have their own allocation.)

The distribution will happen Wednesday or Thursday next week by the Department of Community Resources at the Theodore D. Young Community Center.  More details will follow. 

The results of these kits are not accepted by airlines, schools or employers.  As stated in the instructions: ""This test is intended for diagnosis of coronavirus infection by detecting COVID-19 antigen but should not be used as a sole criterion for the determination of SARS-CoV-2 infection."  When used appropriately, they can be informative and provide you guidance and some level of peace of mind.

We will try hard to get more test kits and will distribute when we receive them.  720 kits is not an adequate supply to serve everyone who wants them so we don't want to raise expectations that everyone who waits on line will receive the kits. In other communities the kits were all distributed within an hour.

Thank you to Westchester County and to County Executive George Latimer for making these kits available to localities.

A thank you to the county for making the kits available.
PAUL FEINER, Greenburgh Town Supervisor
Francis Sheehan, Councilman
Diana Juettner, Councilwoman
Ken Jones, Councilman
Gina Jackson Councilwoman

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