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Bristol Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing Availability

BRISTOL, RI- On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, the Town of Bristol provided the community an update on COVID-19 test availability. For more information, please visit the State of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 site at: covid.ri.gov/testing.

Federal At-Home Test Kit Program

The federal government has launched a new program to provide every U.S. residential address four (4) free at-⁠home rapid COVID-⁠19 tests. Bristol residents can order their test kits through the United States Postal Service (USPS) online at COVIDTests.gov. Test kits will typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering and are completely free.

Please Note: The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) encourages residents to report their self-test results by visiting portal.ri.gov/s/selftest.

State COVID-19 Testing

The State of Rhode Island operates a rapid testing site at 655 Metacom Avenue (Former Benny’s). Residents that require a COVID-19 test should schedule their appointment by visiting portal.ri.gov or by calling 401-222-8022.

To learn more about scheduling a Rapid or PCR COVID-19 Test, please visit the State website here.

Pharmacy COVID-19 Testing & At-Home Kits

COVID-19 test appointments and at-home test kits are available at select pharmacies and respiratory clinics throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Please Note: The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) encourages residents to report their self-test results by visiting portal.ri.gov/s/selftest.

FEMA Public Assistance At-Home Test Kit Program

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is preparing to distribute approximately 6,500 rapid at-home test kits to specific community groups within Bristol. Eligibility to receive these test kits was determined by FEMA Public Assistance guidance. In Bristol, these at-home test kits will be provided to the Bristol-Warren Regional School District, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, and the Bristol Health Equity Zone (HEZ) for distribution.

Please Note: The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) encourages residents to report their self-test results by visiting portal.ri.gov/s/selftest.

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