Another round of free at-home COVID-19 test kits are being made available to Dutchess County residents.
And, the county has expanded the hours and days its testing site at the Poughkeepsie Galleria will be open.
The at-home kits, supplied from the state to the county and distributed by individual municipalities, are limited, and most are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with proof of residency required. Each kit includes two at-home tests, and are limited to one per household.
It’s unclear exactly how limited supplies are, and some municipalities had not posted distribution details as of Wednesday afternoon. Red Hook posted an estimate of there being enough test kits for 9% of households to receive one each. KN95 masks and hand sanitizer are also available at many sites.
Active distribution details known Wednesday afternoon included:
Town of Clinton: Distribution Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Town Supervisor’s Office in Town Hall, 1215 Centre Road in Rhinebeck.
Town of East Fishkill: Distribution Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Town Hall, 330 Route 376 in Hopewell Junction
Town of Fishkill: Distribution Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall, 807 Route 52 in Fishkill.
Village of Fishkill: 90 test kits were made available beginning Wednesday at Village Hall, 1095 Main St. in Fishkill.
Town of LaGrange: Distribution while supplies last Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m.; Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.; Monday from 1 to 4 p.m.; at Town Hall at 120 Stringham Road in LaGrangeville.
Village of Millbrook: Distribution Saturday at noon while supplies last at 3314 Franklin Ave. in Millbrook.
Village of Millerton/Town of North East: Distribution Thursday at 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 178 at 155 Route 44 in Millerton.
Town of Pawling: Distribution for Pawling and Holmes residents 6 p.m. Friday at the Lathrop Building at 2 Lakeside Dr. in Pawling. No KN95 masks will be available.
Village of Pawling: Distribution Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Village Hall at 9 Memorial Ave. in Pawling.
City of Poughkeepsie: Walk-up and drive-thru distribution off Columbus Drive behind City Hall at 62 Civic Center Plaza Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as supplies last. Tests limited to one per car or one per walk-up.
Town of Poughkeepsie: Drive-thru distribution Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Town Hall, at 1 Overocker Road in Poughkeepsie.
Town of Red Hook: Drive-thru distribution from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall at 7340 South Broadway, and walk-up distribution from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Red Hook Public Library at 7444 South Broadway, while supplies last.
Town of Union Vale: The town said it anticipated two distribution times, one during the day and one after 5 p.m., Thursday at Town Hall, 249 Duncan Road in Lagrangeville. It had not shared specific plans as of Wednesday afternoon.
Town of Wappinger: Distribution began 2 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road in Wappingers Falls, while supplies last.
Village of Wappingers Falls: Distribution begins 9 a.m. Thursday while supplies last at Village Hall at 2582 South Ave, Wappingers Falls.
This page will be updated with other municipality plans as they are made available.
Dutchess County in a statement noted while the at-home tests "are reliable, it is possible to receive a false negative. If residents experience symptoms and test negative, they’re urged to take another test within 24-48 hours."
The county noted anyone who tests positive should immediately self-isolate, and report the result to the county health department by sending a photo of the test within 24 hours through the portal at www.dutchessny.gov/covidpositive.
In addition to various pharmacies and urgent care outlets that offer testing, the county has been running a testing site at the former JC Penney at the Poughkeepsie Galleria, and expanded its availability Wednesday.
The free testing site will operate from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
The site conducts PCR nasal swab and saliva tests, and the site has been returning results within roughly 72 hours in most cases. Walk-ins are welcome but preregistration through a portal at dutchessny.gov is preferred.
This article originally appeared on Poughkeepsie Journal: COVID at-home test kits free in Dutchess residents at these sites