More at-home test kits for residents to be distributed next week

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North Attleborough Town Hall

By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

At-home COVID-19 test kits for those facing financial hardships should be available the week of Dec. 27, according to an announcement from the town.

The kits are part of an effort by Gov. Charlie Baker to provide free at-home testing for more than 100 communities earlier this month, with an emphasis on increasing access for individuals and families who are facing financial hardship. North Attleborough is to receive 9,540 kits.

According to information posted to the town’s web site, many of the kits have already been handed out.

Kits have been distributed to the North Attleboro Schools, Housing Authority and a limited number to the Council on Aging to target those households with financial difficulties, the announcement read. “The remainder of the COVID test kits will be distributed to those North Attleboro residents having financial hardship through an application process.”

Those who wish to apply for a kit can visit https://www.nattleboro.com/covidtestkit. The form asks for name and address, as well as the number of people in the family. Applicants will be asked if they are on state benefits or currently experiencing financial hardship.

Kits will be distributed at the Town Hall lobby from 1-4 p.m. the week of Dec. 27, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Information regarding further distribution dates will be posted on the website.