Drivers Join Long Line for Free COVID Tests in South Connecticut

A long, snaking line of vehicles formed at a COVID-19 test distribution site in Orange, Connecticut, on Thursday, January 6, though the police said “most people reported waiting in line for 15 minutes or less once they got onto the property.”

Drone footage released by the Orange Police Department on Friday shows an overhead view of vehicles queueing at the High Plains Community Center where free at-home rapid antigen tests provided by the state were being distributed to residents of Orange. Local authorities said the site opened at 12 pm and closed once supplies were exhausted.

Governor Ned Lamont said on Friday that 2 million tests had been distributed across the state that week.

The state on Friday reported a test positivity rate of 24.55 percent, after 10,076 of 41,038 tests came back positive Lamont said. Credit: Orange, CT, Police Department via Storyful

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