New Milford cancels COVID testing Monday ahead of weekend storm

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Heidi Bettcher, RN, Public Health Nurse, dispenses a self administered COVID test swab during the first day of the New Milford Health Department's COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at John Pettibone Community Center. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, New Milford, Conn.

Heidi Bettcher, RN, Public Health Nurse, dispenses a self administered COVID test swab during the first day of the New Milford Health Department's COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at John Pettibone Community Center. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, New Milford, Conn.

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NEW MILFORD — The town has canceled its COVID-19 testing appointments for Monday, Jan. 17 ahead of this weekend’s expected inclement weather forecast, according to an alert sent out by Town Hall.

Testing is usually available at the John Pettibone Community Center. But a winter storm with potential rain and snowfall on Sunday night is expected to bring high winds and potential power outages to the area, Bass wrote in a Facebook post to residents.

“With the pending storm Sunday night/Monday morning, in the abundance of caution and safety, the COVID Testing Clinic scheduled for 1/17/2022 is canceled,” the official alert reads.

Those with tests scheduled for Jan. 17 can get tested on another day next week.

Mayor Pete Bass said he would be providing additional updates as needed.