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January 10, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- Stephen Mansfield, Director of Health, Ledge Light Health District, 860-448-4882
- Patrick McCormack, Director of Health, Uncas Health District, 860-823-1189
Based on the frigid temperatures forecasted for the next few days, Ledge Light and Uncas Health Districts, in consultation with their municipal partners, the Connecticut Department of Public Health and our colleagues at Sema4, have decided to cancel the following COVID testing sites in Southeastern Connecticut. The health and safety of our testing partners is of paramount importance, and we greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.
- Tuesday, January 11, 2-6 pm City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton
- Tuesday, January 11, 3-7 pm, Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Avenue, Norwich
- Wednesday, January 12, 8-11 am Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford
For up-to-date information about testing opportunities and the pandemic, please visit our websites — Ledge Light Health District at LLHD.org and Uncas Health District at uncashd.org.
Ledge Light Health District – LLHD – serves as the local health department for East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington and Waterford, Connecticut. As a health district, formed under Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-241, LLHD is a special unit of government, allowing member municipalities to provide comprehensive public health services to residents in a more efficient manner by consolidating the services within one organization.
The Uncas Health District is an unaffiliated, unincorporated, non-profit organization operating under Connecticut General Statutes. The District provides local public health services to 100,575 residents in the municipalities of Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, and Voluntown. Department activities include environmental health inspections, infectious disease review and follow-up, health outreach and education, and public health emergency preparedness.
The City of Groton will distribute a limited number of Antigen Self-Test kits for COVID-19 Infection Detection. This distribution results from a cooperative effort with Governor Ned Lamont, the State Department of Public Health, State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Connecticut National Guard, the local Health Department Ledge Light Health District, and the City of Groton.
Personnel will pass out the Self-Tests to residents of the City of Groton on Wednesday, January 5th at 5pm at the City of Groton Municipal Building. All vehicles will enter through Washington Park at the Park Avenue entrance. To ensure the health and safety of City staff, we respectfully request that all attendees wear masks when receiving their kit and exercise patience during this process.
Residents will have to show proof of residency in the City of Groton, which may be in the form of a driver’s license, tax bill, car registration, or items of mail demonstrating an address within the City of Groton. Due to limited availability, each vehicle will be limited to 1 test kit. Additionally, N95 masks will be available.