County will present 100,000 exams to Anne Arundel County Public Faculties; remaining exams to be distributed by means of equity-based channels
Annapolis, MD (Jan. 4, 2022) Anne Arundel County Govt Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel County Division of Well being (DOH) introduced plans for the distribution of 200,000 speedy at-home COVID exams, together with an allocation of 100,000 for Anne Arundel County Public Faculties (AACPS). The rest might be distributed by means of a wide range of equity-based channels, to assist present kits to residents and communities which have confronted boundaries to accessing kits by means of conventional means.
“Getting exams to our college students, lecturers, and employees will assist forestall the unfold of COVID in our colleges,” County Govt Steuart Pittman mentioned. “I need to thank Dr. George Arlotto and his staff for working to distribute these exams as shortly as potential.”
By way of the partnership with AACPS, the County will present 100,000 exams, to be distributed to college students, lecturers, and employees all through the system. AACPS is ordering and reimbursing the County with 100,000 exams, to assist make sure the County meets its authentic purpose of offering 200,000 whole exams out by means of neighborhood distribution factors.
“This initiative gives a superb approach for us to reinforce entry to hard-to-get check kits for our households, our college students, and our workers,” mentioned AACPS Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto. “As soon as the kits arrive, we’ll distribute them to our colleges and workplaces to be despatched house with college students and offered to workers in order that households can use them as wanted.”
The remaining 100,000 exams the County will obtain this week might be distributed by means of a wide range of equity- and client-based channels, together with libraries, faith-based organizations, DOH Well being Ambassador companions, senior facilities, homeless shelters, meals pantries, and different organizations.
“For households and others who’ve boundaries to getting examined, these at-home check kits will make it easy and fast to get examined,” Anne Arundel County Well being Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman mentioned. “It’s a key a part of conserving folks safer and reducing unfold in our communities.”
Whereas exams are distributed, County officers proceed to encourage residents to get vaccinated or boosted as quickly as potential to guard towards the unfold and results of COVID. To schedule your appointment at present, go to www.aacounty.org/covidvax.