Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
January 18, 2022
City Of Bridgeport To Distribute N95 Masks And Covid “Home Tests” To Bridgeport Residents Saturday January 22nd
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION MAKES ORDERING AT-HOME TESTS AVAILABLE VIA ONLINE AT COVIDTests.GOV
BRIDGEPORT, CT - The City of Bridgeport will conduct a public distribution of N95 masks and COVID “home tests” on Saturday, January 22nd from 10am-2pm at Seaside Park, West Beach. In addition to the city’s allotment of free tests for residents, the federal government is also making at-home tests available starting tomorrow. Order online at COVIDTests.Gov.
What to know about Bridgeport’s Resident Home Tests & N95 Mask Distribution:
Emergency Operations and Department of Public Health have allotted more than 10,000 tests along with 20,000 N95 masks to be provided to Bridgeport residents. The site will be located West Beach in Seaside Park.
- Residents attending the distribution site must provide a valid form of ID for proof of residency in Bridgeport or a utility bill.
- Wear your mask at all times when speaking with city staff.
Mayor Ganim stated, “It is critical that we are able to provide the resources and safety tools to protect our community from COVID and its variants. We are relieved to see the Biden Administration is also making it possible for residents to order a COVID home test online. I hope that anyone in need is now able to get the test to know their status in order to protect themselves and family members.”
What to Know about Biden Administration At-Home Tests:
A half-billion tests will be available for order on January 19th and will be mailed directly to American households.
Ordering Process: order a test online at COVIDTests.gov. To ensure broad access, the program will limit the number of tests sent to each residential address to four tests. Tests will usually ship within 7-12 days of ordering.
Distribution and Delivery Process: The Biden Administration will partner with the United States Postal Service to package and deliver tests to Americans that want them. All orders in the continental United States will be sent through First Class Package Service, with shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Territories and APO/FPO/DPO addresses sent through Priority Mail.
To ensure equity and access for all Americans, the Administration will also launch a call line to help those unable to access the website to place orders, and work with national and local community-based organizations to support the nation’s hardest-hit and highest-risk communities in requesting tests.
How and When To Test For COVID:
- If you have COVID symptoms; common cold, headache, fever, chills.
- 5 days after you were exposed.
- Infection may not be detected if you test before the 5th day after an exposure.
As a reminder for Bridgeport residents, COVID testing continues to be available at multiple locations throughout the city. The state operated testing site at the North Branch Library on Madison Avenue continues to be open. A complete list of locations can be found at GetTestedBPT.com .