Gov. Lamont calls on National Guard to help distribute millions of at-home tests and masks

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Gov. Ned Lamont says there is a delay in the shipment of at-home test kits. More info can be found HERE.
Gov. Ned Lamont has called on the help of the Connecticut National Guard to help distribute millions of at-home tests and masks to towns and cities in the state.  
Starting Thursday, many towns across the state, including Fairfield, will start distributing at-home COVID-19 tests to residents.
Gov. Lamont is calling up around 100 National Guard soldiers and airmen to assist with logistical operations.
The deployment comes after Lamont announced the state had acquired 3 million at-home COVID tests and 6 million N-95 masks for towns and schools.
Connecticut National Guard Major General Francis Evon says this is a time for caution and deliberate action, not worry.
He released a statement saying, “Our soldiers and airmen have resolutely supported Connecticut and our communities throughout this pandemic. At this point, our COVID-19 response is well-refined, and I have full confidence that Connecticut’s Guard will meet any demand asked of them by the state as they have over the last two years. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help keep schools open, keep the economy running and keep our neighbors safe.”
For a full list of which towns are distributing tests and masks, click here.