Testing for COVID-19 on Saturday is canceled

Previous town-wide COVID-19 testing opportunities the town sponsored drew many cars and people to the Recreation Center. This Saturday, July 25, testing will be done at Scotts Ridge Middle School from 11 to 3. Preregistration is recommended.

Previous town-wide COVID-19 testing opportunities the town sponsored drew many cars and people to the Recreation Center. This Saturday, July 25, testing will be done at Scotts Ridge Middle School from 11 to 3. Preregistration is recommended.

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The town has canceled another townwide testing COVID-19 opportunity that had been planned for Ridgefieleders on Saturday.

An announcement that the “no prescription needed” testing event was canceled went out about 10 Wednesday night from the tonw office of emergency management. The reason for the cancelation is that the company doing the testing no longer has access to the quick-turnaround testing kits needed, as they have been re-alloted to nursing homes, the town said.

The testing had been planned at a new location, Scott’s Ridge Middle School, after three previous testing sessions were all held at the Recration Center. Prescriptions are not necessary.

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing was to be offered this coming Saturday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — with the last appointment at 2:30 — at Scotts Ridge, which is at 750 North Salem Road, sharing a site with Ridgefield High School.

Print issues of the July 23 Ridgefield Press contain a story saying the testing is offered Saturday, since the paper went to print before the announcement of the cancelation.