Hunterdon County’s Health Department will be distributing a limited supply of free rapid antigen at home Covid-19 test kits, one box with two kits per vehicle, at a drive thru distribution at the County’s Route 12 Complex, in Raritan Township, on Tuesday, February 1st, 11 am, as long as supplies last, County Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren has announced.
Van Doren, the Commissioner Board’s liaison for the Health Department, said, “The Commissioners recognize there continues to be a significant and active demand for Covid-19 tests. As the County receives test kit supplies, the Health Department is turning around distribution, in a safe manner, as quickly as possible.
That is why the Department quickly organized last Saturday’s non-contact drive thru distribution of PCR test kits provided by the state and has planned the same method for dispensing at home rapid test kits for February 1st.”
Van Doren added, “Health officials advise that testing plays a key role in efforts to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic by identifying infected individuals to help prevent further person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, particularly to family members and co-workers.
U.S. Congressman Tom Malinowski secured this supply of CareStar COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests for Hunterdon County, and his help is appreciated.”
One box containing two CareStar COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests will be distributed per vehicle. According to the instructions the results are available in 10 minutes.
More information on the test kits can be found here: https://accessbio.net/products/covid-19-detection-kits/carestart-covid-19-antigen-home-test
Board of Commissioners Director John E. Lanza, who called for gaining more covid-19 tests for county residents during his remarks at the January 4th Board Re-organization meeting, said “Many in the public are seeking covid testing results in order to visit friends and relatives, to travel for work or pleasure, and some need tests just to return to work.
Commissioner Van Doren and the Health Department team have the appreciation of the Board of Commissioners and Hunterdon County residents for the swift implementation of these testing resources.”