COVID Test Kit Distribution Update

On 1/2/22, the Town of Manchester’s Emergency Management team secured Manchester’s allotment of COVID test kits and N95 masks from the State of Connecticut.

The Town will a hold drive-thru self-test kit & mask distribution event on Tuesday, January 4 starting at 9:00 am at the former Parkade site.

Directions & Parking Information:

Residents are asked to enter Green Manor Blvd from West Middle Tpke (near Planet Fitness) and proceed down Green Manor Blvd behind the Parkade. Cars will pass by Parkade Cinemas on their right and be directed to take a right into the large Town-owned vacant parking lot section of the Parkade where a cone pattern will direct cars to the distribution area. Cars will then exit Green Manor Blvd towards Broad St only. Police, Fire, and Emergency Management personnel will be on-scene to facilitate an orderly and smooth process as best as possible. Based on the turnout seen at similar recent events in nearby towns, a very large turnout is expected. Please plan accordingly for heavy traffic in the area and understand that the Town has been given a very limited amount of test kits for a large number of residents.

The State provided Manchester just over 4,000 kits, or about half of what was expected last week. As a result, and to ensure as many Manchester households have the opportunity to obtain tests, the limit for the drive-thru will be one test kit per vehicle (each test kit includes two tests).

Proof of residency will be required, and the event will be open while supplies last.


 Contact: Steve Stephanou, General Manager, [email protected] / 860.647.3123

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