Wilton to Distribute COVID Test Kits Wednesday; Residents Must Sign Up ‘First Come, First Served’

The Town of Wilton has announced how officials plan on distributing the allotment of free COVID-19 at-home test kits the town received from the state. An email blast sent Monday, Jan 3, (as well as via a Robocall from First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice and on social media posts by Vanderslice and Wilton Police) stated that the town received “a limited number” of single-test at-home test kits to distribute to residents at no cost.

Town officials have scheduled a drive-through pickup event for Wilton residents only at Allen’s Meadows (429 Danbury Rd.) on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Residents must register sign up online for a time slot in order to receive the kits at the town’s distribution event. Sign up is being handled on a “first come, first served” basis, according to the town’s announcement, and will only have enough spots to accommodate the number of tests the town has allocated for residents.

Town officials have set aside a number of tests for essential town and school employees, Vanderslice told GOOD Morning Wilton.

Residents who secure a time slot will enter Allen’s Meadows at the Danbury Rd. entrance and follow the directions of the C.E.R.T. volunteers on hand. Each vehicle will receive three test kits.

According to the town’s website, the link to sign up will be emailed through the town’s email alert system at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3. It will be posted on the Town of Wilton website homepage (under “News”) “shortly thereafter.”

5 COMMENTS

  1. This was beyond ridiculous, many of us never got an email and the slots were filled in a matter of minutes

  2. I filled out for a slot the second I got the email and there were none left. The fastest typists got them!

  3. It’s 635pm and all kits allocated. Yes, it’s beyond ridiculous. I, too, never got an email. Saw off GM Wilton. How about Vanderslice purchasing kits for every household. I’m sure there’s some money hidden for such a situation. Another disappointment for Wilton.

  4. Received email info @6:06 PM & went on site to find all slots filled. Not helpful to us. How can Stew Leonard’s get test kits before Wilton town officials?

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