Village and Town of New Paltz to Hold a Free Rapid COVID Test Kit Distribution Event
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 5 to 7pm
3 Veterans Drive
New Paltz, NY
(New Paltz, NY) — The Village and Town of New Paltz will hold a free COVID-19 rapid test kit distribution event at the New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz, NY on Wednesday, December 22 from 5 to 7pm. The kits given will be available on a first come, first served basis. The tests are self-administered at home. Due to a limited supply, health officials ask that the community be understanding and allow those most in need to receive the available kits first.
Ulster County is providing the test kits to communities to help curtail the spread of the virus. This event is not a testing clinic and please do not attend if you have COVID or symptoms of the virus. If you suspect exposure and/or have any symptoms of COVID, please contact the Ulster County Department of Health at (845) 340-3150.
Recipients of the free COVID-19 rapid tests should follow the manufacturer’s instructions for administering the test. The maker of the QuickVue kits being provided has posted a tutorial on how to administer the test: https://vimeo.com/533752018
Anyone who tests positive should immediately isolate themselves from others, regardless of vaccination status. Isolation includes retiring to a separate room in the house and avoiding contact with others in the household. If symptomatic, consult with a doctor about treatment and how to isolate people who need caregiving.
Report positive at-home test results to the Department of Health online at https://covid19.
Necessary information to report a positive test result includes:
*Name of person tested
*Date of birth
*Date of test
A photo image of the positive test result is required by the New York State Department of Health and should be taken within 24 hours of test administration. Once a positive test result is reported to the Department of Health, you will be contacted by a public health nurse for case investigation and documentation which you can provide to your school or employer; please be sure to answer phone calls from any unfamiliar numbers while waiting to hear from the health department.
To find out more about COVID and to schedule a vaccination appointment in Ulster County, go to: https://covid19.