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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health distributes free rapid at-home coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits at a vaccination clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., December, 21 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Nassau County will distribute 20,000 free Covid-19 at-home test kits during a drive-thru event at Mitchell Field in Uniondale on Thursday.

The county has also partnered with Northwell Health to offer Covid-19 PCR testing at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn as the Omicron variant continues to fuel a surge in cases.

“The distribution of at-home test kits provides a convenient resource to keep our communities safe, while alleviating long lines at clinics and doctors’ offices,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein.

The Mitchel Field drive-thru at-home test kit distribution event will take place Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The kits were provided by New York State. Nassau residents will receive up to three kits per car on a first come first serve basis, free of charge.

The county is also partnering with Northwell Health to expand PCR Covid-19 testing to County residents as the cold weather and holidays have brought a spike in Covid-19 positivity and testing demand.

The drive-thru Covid-19 test site will be available to all residents at no cost Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To make an appointment please visit

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