PAWTUCKET – The City of Pawtucket is providing on-the-go COVID-19 rapid tests for every student, faculty, and staff in the Pawtucket school department in an effort to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in Pawtucket schools . Distribution began on February 16 and will continue until all tests are distributed.
In conjunction with the Pawtucket School Department, Pawtucket City Council, and Pawtucket School Board, the city will provide more than 9,100 take-home tests, just over 100 test cases, to the Pawtucket School Department for distribution in each school.
“Our goal is to keep our students, teachers and staff safe,” Mayor Donald R. Grebien said in a news release. “We acquired a test for each individual to get a COVID-19 test. We know that testing is an important way to continue this decline in COVID cases within Pawtucket and I hope to see these trends decline as they have over the past few weeks. I would like to thank everyone involved in this effort to get our students tested, including the School Department, Board and School Committee team under the leadership of our Public Health and Equity Officer, Elizabeth Moreira.
A complete list of vaccination clinics is available at www.pawtucketri.com/covid19. Residents who need additional on-the-go COVID-19 testing are encouraged to come to the Pawtucket Public Library or the Pawtucket Leon Mathieu Senior Center to get tested. Tests are limited to one per person. Proof of residency is required.