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Hochul: 64 million at home test kits have been secured for New Yorkers
Hochul: 64 million at home test kits have been secured for New Yorkers
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More testing supplies are on the way according to Governor Hochul.

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The governor made the announcement on Friday during a press briefing at the UAlbany RNA Institute.

According to the Governor 64 million “At Home” test kits have secured for New Yorkers, meanwhile 15 million kits have already made their way across the state.

This allotment of test kits is being distributed to schools, nursing homes, long term care and congregate facilities throughout the state; with distribution started early this week.

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CBS6 Reporter Emma Quinn asked: “With more tests going out to different school districts, is there any plans to bring those to day care facilities?”

Gov. Hochul "We have been making them available to congregate settings for sure. but we’ve had to focus on priorities keeping kids in school number one priority, number one priority,” said the governor. “Day care centers are really important to us, if there’s a daycare center that needs help from us, we’ll be very happy to answer that call.
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The state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services added day care centers that are regulated by the Department of Children and Family Services can expect deliveries of those test kits starting next week.

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