WHITMAN – Fire Chief Timothy Clancy has announced that a limited number of at-home
COVID-19 test kits will be made available to Whitman residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31 at Whitman Middle School, 100 Corthell Ave.
The town has purchased a limited number of the test kits and will be distributing them at the school, where residents are asked to enter the school grounds off Temple Street (Route 27). Town officials respectfully asks the residents do not arrive at the school early.
Any Whitman resident is eligible to receive a kit, which includes two tests. There is a limit of ONE self-test kit PER VEHICLE. Kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and proof of residency will be required at the beginning of the line to obtain a kit. A limited amount of home testing kits will also be delivered with Meals on Wheel food delivery volunteers for homebound residents.
If the result of a test is positive, the test-taker should follow the guidelines for a positive case by isolating for at least 10 days and informing all close contacts (those people who have been within six feet of you for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period).
For complete guidance from the Mass. Department of Public Health, visit mass.gov/covid-19-updates-and-information. For more information, call Whitman’s Emergency Management line at 781-447-7682 from 8 a.m. To 4 p.m., or leave a message after business hours and an EMA team member will return your cal as quickly as possible.