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Posted on: December 20, 2021

City of Framingham Rapid COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/20/2021

For further information contact:

Kelly McFalls

kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov

Tel (508) 532-5437, M (774) 285-1315             

 

*Media Alert*
 City of Framingham Rapid COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution Plan 

 

Framingham, MA - The City of Framingham will begin to distribute 10,000 iHealth Labs over-the-counter at-home rapid antigen test kits (two tests per kit)  from the Baker-Polito Administration with an emphasis on increasing testing access for residents who are facing financial hardship.
 
In keeping with the State’s priorities, approximately half of the test kits will be distributed to Framingham community-based organizations that serve individuals facing financial hardship.
 
Next week, an organized public distribution will begin for Framingham residents ONLY. A trilingual form will be made available on Thursday, December 23, at 1 p.m. via the City’s website and COVID-19 page to register for public distribution.
 
Priority for the public distribution will be given to Framingham residents ONLY who attest to financial hardship. Once tests have been assigned, the form will be closed. An electronic communication will be sent via email, including details for picking up your test kit. Submission of the form DOES NOT guarantee a test kit.
 
You will need to bring and show a copy of the email verification (electronic or print) and proof of residency (driver’s license, another form of identification, or piece of mail) at the time of collection. Names will be cross-referenced with the submitted registration form. 
 
 Additional details about registering for the City’s Public Distribution:

  • Submission of the form DOES NOT guarantee a test kit.
  • Only ONE form submission per household, please. Duplicate form submissions with the same IP address WILL BE DELETED.  
  • There are two tests in each test kit. 
  • A maximum of two test kits (four tests total) will be provided per household.
  • Test kits will be provided to Framingham residents ONLY. You will be REQUIRED to show proof of residency.
  • Residents will be able to choose from one of two collection days.
  • Face coverings are REQUIRED when collecting test kits. 
  • If inclement weather occurs, the distribution will be rescheduled.

Please do not call city departments to request a test kit. At this time, the City is NOT keeping a phone-based list for public distribution. 
The City recognizes that the demand for test kits far exceeds the number the state has provided. If more test kits become available in the future, the City will make another announcement.

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