Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz tours latest COVID-19 testing site

Connecticut's lieutenant governor visited Milford’s newest COVID-19 testing site at the Connecticut Post Mall Monday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 4, 2021, 11:54 PM

Updated 1,255 days ago

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Connecticut's lieutenant governor visited Milford’s newest COVID-19 testing site at the Connecticut Post Mall Monday.
The site just opened in front of the former Sears building at the Connecticut Post Mall last Wednesday.
It's one of 18 testing sites across the state run by Community Health Center.
Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz toured the site today while stressing the importance of getting tested following the holidays and the new year.
The site is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There's both drive-thru and walk-up options.
It's free for all ages and those looking to get tested for the virus don't need to have symptoms to get tested.
Officials say those interested in getting tested are encouraged to register online ahead of time to speed up the process.
The National Guard is also on hand to make sure things run smoothly.
Milford's health director says the testing site was added in the city following a spike in cases from Thanksgiving and a second spike expected from Christmas.
The health director adds while the vaccine has rolled out in the state, there will still be a demand for testing in the coming months, and that mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing must still be followed.
"It's important to get tested so that you can keep anyone you might have come in contact with aware and safe and to prevent them from possibly spreading the virus," Bysiewicz says.


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