Bridgeport religious community prepares to hand out at-home testing kits

Members of the Bridgeport religious community are preparing to hand out at-home testing kits to select groups of people.

News 12 Staff

Jan 2, 2022, 5:57 PM

Updated 933 days ago

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Members of the Bridgeport religious community are preparing to hand out at-home testing kits to select groups of people.
The pastor of East End Baptist Tabernacle held the first Sunday service of the new year and encouraged people to "keep the faith in the age of Omicron."
But Reverend Charlie Stallworth, who is also a state representative, told parishioners that it is important to also have faith in science while battling the new variant sweeping the country.
City officials told News 12 what they're focused on today is getting home COVID-19 testing kits Into the hands of the city's most vulnerable residents.
They say they'll be picking up 22,000 individual kits in Fairfield Monday. They will then be distributed to people who have been pre-selected through the city's registration portal.
City officials say the kits will be passed out Tuesday in the parking lot of the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater.
They say recipients will be notified online if they're pre-approved for a test.


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