Steuben County and the City of Hornell will partner Saturday to distribute free COVID-19 at-home test kits and KN-95 masks to the community.
The distribution will take place beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hornell Fire Department, 110 Broadway, and will continue until supplies run out.
County and city officials said there are limited supplies available, and distribution to the public will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.
Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 using a home test should report the results to the Steuben County Public Health Department. For more information, call 607-324-2100.
“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally and the need for health care and testing remains high, we are pleased to be able to assist in the distribution of masks and home test kits.” Hornell Mayor John Buckley said. “The Steuben County Department of Public Health does an amazing job for the residents of the County and I am grateful to them for their continued support and assistance."
Health officials advised residents to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
Residents should contact their healthcare provider if feeling ill.
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This article originally appeared on The Evening Tribune: KN-95 masks, COVID-19 tests to be given out in Hornell Saturday