At-home COVID-19 tests distributed at parks across Stamford
Stamford held distributions at three sites on Sunday: Cummings Park, Kosciuszko Park and Scalzi Park. These distributions were only available for Stamford residents and a proof of residency was required.
Each site had about 4,000 kits available. Two kits were given per household and a packet of facemasks.
There was a slight hiccup at Cummings Park due to some flooding at the park, so they had to rearrange the distribution area.
Distributions started a little before noon due to the amount of cars. Lines still ran smoothly, which is a stark contrast to the backups caused by traffic at Scalzi Park.
City leaders also distributed certain amounts of kits to other community groups.
There were distributions to homebound seniors who are ages 65 years old and over, daycare centers and community partners, such as the AACP Building One community and the interfaith council. Some churches received testing kits as well.
City officials are now waiting to hear about another batch of testing kits soon and are hoping to get another shipment in this week for K-12 schools.