South Kingstown to Receive/Distribute Covid-19 Rapid Test Kits for specific, eligible groups including Schools, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, Medical Facilities and Non-Congregate Shelters
The Town of South Kingstown will receive 9,360 COVID-19 at-home test kits for distribution to specific, eligible groups including schools, nursing homes, group homes, medical facilities and non-congregate shelters, as directed by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and FEMA. The distribution of these self-test kits are subject to FEMA Public Assistance Eligibility rules and the Town is required to provide them in accordance with current FEMA guidance. Distribution will be coordinated by South Kingstown EMS who will contacting eligible groups to arrange delivery beginning Thursday, January 20th.
Based on recent announcements by Governor McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health the Town expects to receive additional disbursements of at-home test kits, from RIDOH, in the coming weeks, and announcements will be made when more tests are available and who is eligible to receive them.
For residents who do not fall into the eligible category for receiving a free COVID-19 at-home test kit from the State distribution, the federal government has also launched a website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests at https://www.covidtests.gov/ that allows people to order a maximum of four tests per household shipped directly to their household.
For more information on COVID-19 resources, residents can visit the Town website at www.southkingstownri.com or the Rhode Island Department of Health website at https://covid.ri.gov/.