Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly has distributed more than 1,500 free COVID-19 home test kits to community organizations, churches and libraries in the 17th Legislative District.
The kits, containing two tests per box, were procured from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s Office through the County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Delivering many of them personally, Legislator Donnelly has provided them to: the Deer Park Public Library, the Half Hollow Hills Public Library, the North Babylon Public Library, the South Huntington Public Library, Tri-Community and Youth Agency (Huntington), Ascension Lutheran Church (Deer Park), BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Melville), the First Baptist Church (Deer Park), the Huntington Assembly of God, Deer Park Drug Prevention Coalition, the Parkdale Civic Association, the North Babylon Chamber of Commerce, the Deer Park Knights of Columbus Council #4428, and the Constantino Brumidi Lodge #2211 in Deer Park.
Individuals residing in the 17th Legislative District have also been offered free tests which are being picked up, by appointment, at the district office, located at 130 West Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station. Delivery can be arranged for community members who are homebound. Residents of the 17th Legislative District who would like a kit and are unable to get to the community distribution sites can fill out a form at https://www.scnylegislature.us/1390/Free-COVID-19-Home-Test-Kits or call (631) 854-4433 to get their kits. There is no charge but please note that, as supply is greatly limited, only one kit per household will be allowed and while supplies last.
“As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, I am happy to be able to provide our neighbors with these tests so that can use them, at their convenience, in the privacy of their homes, ensuring they stay safe, healthy and protect those around them,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I thank the organizations and community centers for getting them out there, and urge anyone who wants one to fill out the form or call my office.”