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Connecticut Readying 2 Million COVID-19 At-Home Rapid Tests For K-12 Schools

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) -- More than 14,000 people in Connecticut have tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday.

On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont said millions of at-home rapid tests are ready to be distributed.

"Of our 3 million fast tests, 2 million is going to be going to our K-12 schools, and we'll be getting that distributed within a week," Lamont said.


The governor said distribution of the remaining 1 million tests for the general public begins Thursday.

The state is also getting 6 million N-95 masks.

The initiative is being paid for with federal funds.

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