New Milford to offer three pop-up COVID-19 testing sites in January

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New Milford High School is shown in this file photo.

New Milford High School is shown in this file photo.

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NEW MILFORD — The town is offering three more pop-up COVID-19 testing sites in January as part of its partnership with the state.

COVID 19 update- In working with the State we will be offering add'l COVID 19 pop up testing on 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 from 3pm-7pm. 1/8 - NMHS 1/15 - Pettibone 1/30- NMHS *** I will provide add'l updates if needed

Posted by New Milford Mayor - Pete Bass on Sunday, January 3, 2021

The testing is scheduled to happen on Jan. 8, 15 and 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Milford High School, except for on Jan. 15 when it will be available at the John Pettibone Community Center, according to Bass.

All tests are free, regardless of health insurance, and will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis via a drive-thru fashion.

Bass said New Milford has fared “pretty well,” in comparison to other towns. New Milford has 1,173 cases cumulatively with an average rate of 45 cases for every 100,000 people, according to state data.

New Milford Director of Health, Michael Crespan said the case rate is stable despite there being 10 to 14 new cases each day. The town did not experience a significant rise in cases following Thanksgiving, Crespan said, but it very well could still happen.

Bass said the town knew there would be a surge around January and it is trying to do everything it can to mitigate the anticipated increase.