Darien cancels Thursday handout of free COVID-19 test kits due to shipping delay

A sign states that COVID-19 rapid tests are sold out at Grieb's Pharmacy on Tuesday.

A sign states that COVID-19 rapid tests are sold out at Grieb's Pharmacy on Tuesday.

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DARIEN — Thursday’s expected distribution of state-provided COVID-19 test kits has been canceled due to a delay in shipment, First Selectman Monica McNally said.

In a Wednesday message, she said the town received notice earlier this afternoon from the governor’s office that the 2,700 kits coming to Darien had not yet arrived to the state.

“This is very disappointing news, as I know many Darien residents were hoping to access these test kits,” McNally said.

As a result, Thursday’s drive-thru distribution of the kits at Darien High School has been canceled, and McNally said she will alert residents once a new distribution plan is finalized.

She directed residents to the town’s website for the latest information.