SHERIDAN: Tests put priority on town seniors

Municipalities across the region have been distributing at-home COVID tests to residents in recent weeks. By all accounts, they go very fast.

Today in the town of Sheridan, 100 of the kits will be available to residents from 10 a.m. to noon at the clerk’s office. Like everywhere else, residents need to bring identification. Sheridan, however, has put one other caveat in its process. A portion of these items are being set aside for the senior population.

“I like the idea of setting a certain number aside for a certain age bracket,” said Supervisor John Walker during a recent meeting.

Everyone is vulnerable to the virus, but seniors are most often at put in a higher risk category. Today’s distribution is a drive-through event, which means those stopping by will not have to get out of the vehicle.


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