This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important COVID-19 update.
Governor Ned Lamont announced plans today to distribute three million COVID-19 at-home rapid tests and six million N95 masks in Connecticut to help curb the spread of COVID-19 during this heavy travel and holiday season.
The first allotment of this initiative will include the distribution of 500,000 test kits throughout the state, each containing two tests for a total of one million tests designated for the general public.
Schools will be getting a separate allotment early in January.
The state allocation is based on each municipality’s population. Trumbull is receiving 4,680 kits.
As there are not enough tests for every resident of our town, the primary focus is for members of the public who have a known exposure or are symptomatic and are unable to find another test.
Because of this scarcity, the CT DPH Commissioner is strongly recommending, that CT residents limit the number of tests per household so that others can get them too.
Based on these recommendations there will be a limited number of home test kits available to our community for a drive thru pickup on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Unity Park. Due to limited availability, we are only able to provide ONE COVID-19 home test kit at this time. Registration is required to obtain a test kit. You must be a Trumbull resident to register for a home test kit. You MUST show ID at the time of pick up.
We anticipate the registration form for COVID-19 home test kits will be available on the Town website at www.trumbull-ct.gov at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
Per the CDC recommendations, if your self-test yields a positive result, please stay home or isolate for 10 days and wear a mask. There is no need to obtain a follow up PCR test. Given the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant, it is most important to wear any mask both in public spaces and when interacting in close contact with individuals outside of your household.
Residents who have not been vaccinated should get their COVID-19 vaccine now and can do so by visiting https://portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal For all vaccinated people 16 and older that are eligible for a booster, please get one as soon as possible. For all school-age children 5 and older that are not vaccinated yet, please use this school break to get vaccinated. Vaccination saves lives and keeps people who get COVID out of the hospital.
To locate a testing center, Search COVID-19 Test Centers by Zip Code:
Places to receive your vaccination and booster:
COVID-19 boosters are in high demand. If you have trouble finding an appointment, you can visit one of the many CT DPH mobile walk-up clinics without an appointment: https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal/DPH-Van-Clinics?language=en_US
For more information on vaccinations and boosters, visit https://portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal?language=en_US
Please stay safe and stay well.
Thanks for listening.