Oswego County to distribute over 30,000 COVID-19 tests

OSWEGO COUNTY — Oswego County is providing more than 30,000 free in-home COVID-19 test kits to county residents in the coming weeks.

The Oswego County Emergency Management Office (EMO), Office of the Fire Coordinator and community partners are offering 31,700 home tests for children available at various sites across the county. The Oswego County EMO and Office of Fire Coordinators worked with local first responder agencies to develop a distribution plan to reach all corners of the county.

Eight fire departments are hosting more than 15 drive-through test kits between Sunday, February 20 and Saturday, March 19. During the current distribution round, four test kits will be made available to each vehicle while supplies last.

Test kits are only available to residents of Oswego County.

“Home testing can help mitigate the spread of coronavirus and allow for earlier detection and better outcomes for those infected,” said EMO Director Cathleen Palmitesso. “EMO and the Fire Coordinator are partnering with fire departments across the county to make home testing kits available to residents over the next few weeks.”

Residents can access home testing kits at the following dates, times and locations:

Friday February 18

2-6 p.m. City of Oswego Fire Department35 E. Cayuga St., Oswego

Sunday February 20

1-3 p.m. West Monroe Fire Department54 County Route 11, West Monroe

Monday February 21

2-6 p.m. Williamstown Fire Department575 State Route 13, Williamstown

2-6 p.m. City of Oswego Fire Department35 E. Cayuga St., Oswego

Tuesday February 22

2-5 p.m. City of Oswego Fire Department640 County Route 20, Oswego

6-8 p.m. West Monroe Fire Department

Wednesday February 23

2pm-7pm Fulton Fire Department170 S. Second Street, Fulton

2-6 p.m. City of Oswego Fire Department

2-6 p.m. Williamstown Fire Department

5pm-8pm Phoenix Fire Department457 Main Street, Phoenix

6-8 p.m. West Monroe Fire Department

Friday February 25

2-5 p.m. City of Oswego Fire Department

2-6 p.m. City of Oswego Fire Department

Saturday February 26

12 p.m.-2 p.m. Parish Fire Department

Saturday March 5

9 a.m. to noon Sandy Creek Fire Department6025 S. Main St., Sandy Creek

12 p.m.-2 p.m. Parish Fire Department, 16 Union Street, Parish

Saturday March 12

9 a.m. to noon Sandy Creek Fire Department

Saturday March 19

9 a.m. to noon Sandy Creek Fire Department

Residents with questions regarding individual distribution sites should contact their local fire department.

Home testing kits are also being distributed to people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at clinics run by the Oswego County Health Department, and the county has worked with schools, nursing homes and others. organizations to ensure testing is available to the most vulnerable populations. .

Oswego County previously distributed more than 50,000 face coverings to county residents in late December and early January as cases spiked due to the omicron variant.

For more information on Oswego County’s COVID-19 response, visit oswegocounty.com. For health-related questions, go to the Oswego County Health Department’s COVID-19 page at https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/index.php or call his COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330. Please note that you may need to leave a message and a member of staff will call you back.

Under New York State Public Health Law, the Oswego County Health Department is the local public health authority for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the county of Oswego. The Oswego County Health Department is working closely with the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 surveillance, response, and reporting.

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