BRIDGEWATER — Town Manager Michael Dutton announces that the Town of Bridgewater will distribute COVID-19 test kits to Bridgewater residents at a drive-up distribution event on Wednesday.
Wednesday, Feb. 2, from noon to 6 p.m.
Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA
The Town of Bridgewater has been given an allocation of over 9,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits by Plymouth County. As part of the Plymouth County Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Program, Plymouth County used CARES Act funding to purchase 400,000 at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 self-test kits for distribution throughout the county.
The kits will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last, with a limit of four test kits per vehicle at the event.
This will be a drive-up event, and those receiving test kits will not need to exit their vehicle. Residents should be prepared to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, before receiving kits.
Some of the test kits received by the town are being distributed to various town offices and housing communities for use by employees and residents.
“Testing for COVID-19 after a direct exposure or when someone is exhibiting possible symptoms of COVID-19 continues to be an important way for all of us to help reduce the spread, and these at-home rapid tests put that important tool into the hands of residents,” said Town Manager Dutton. “I would like to thank Plymouth County for providing these tests, and encourage residents to take this opportunity to help keep our community safe.”
All residents are also encouraged to order at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Each U.S. household is entitled to free rapid COVID-19 tests, which can be ordered online at COVIDtests.gov. At the outset of the program, each household will be limited to four tests, which will be shipped for free to homes via the United States Postal Service. Ordering is as simple as entering your name and address.
Information and guidance on self-testing can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website here. For guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on what to do if you test positive, click here.