Haverhill to Begin Free COVID Test Kit Distribution Monday
The Haverhill Health Department will begin distributing free COVID-19 testing kits to Haverhill residents next week at the Citizen’s Center, Mayor Office, and Public Library, Mayor James J. Fiorentini has announced.
Several thousand test kits are also being given to community partners and local nonprofits to assist in distributing them to the public.
“This is great news,” Mayor Fiorentini said. “We are planning to distribute the test kits over the next week with the goal of deterring the spread of COVID during holiday gatherings.”
The kits, which include two antigen rapid tests in every box, will be available at the Citizen’s Center, 10 Welcome St., Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. and during the center’s COVID vaccination clinics Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 7.
The tests kits will also be available at the Citizen’s Center Friday, Christmas Eve, from 9 to noon. The antigen tests provide results in about 15 minutes.
The kits, which are only for people who live or work in Haverhill, will be available at the Mayor’s Office at City Hall on Thursday from 9 to 1 and Friday 9 to noon. Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., will have them Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Residents may pick up one test kit for every two people in their family.
The Health Department is also providing the test kits to the following community partners for public distribution on the following schedule:
- Boys and Girls Club: 9 to 6 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
- YMCA: 9 to 9 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
The city has also provided test kits to the following housing developments/organizations to distribute to their residents:
- Haverhill Housing Authority
- Bethany Homes
- Judson House
- Emmaus Inc.
- Sarah’s Place
Kits have been offered to several other organizations so stay tuned for additional pickup locations.