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Schenectady County Announces Free COVID-19 Test Kits Available to Public

Schenectady County Seal

Available for Pick-Up at Locations Throughout the County

Starting on Monday, February 14, 2022, Schenectady County will distribute free at-home COVID-19 test kits at County offices throughout the community.

The County received the test kits from New York State and has distributed previous shipments to local schools, municipalities, daycare providers, shelters and volunteer fire departments throughout the community. A total of over 5,000 at-home test kits last were also distributed at 5 locations throughout the County last weekend.

“We want to make sure our residents have the tools they need to keep themselves safe and healthy as we continue to navigate through the pandemic,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “Increasing access to these free take-home tests can help residents and families know their status sooner in the event they were exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19. Knowing your status can help slow the spread of the virus in our community.”


Pick-up Locations

Residents can visit the following locations during normal operating hours to request free at-home COVID-19 tests:


Schenectady County Office Building at 620 State Street – front desk


Schenectady County Clerk’s Office at 620 State Street – 3rd floor


Schenectady County DMV at 2025 State Street


All 9 of the County’s branch libraries – visit for locations and hours


All County-run COVID-19 vaccine POD sites – visit for locations and hours


Schenectady County’s COVID-19 testing site at 600 McClellan Street, Monday – Friday 9am-2pm (9am-12pm starting on Tuesday, February 22)


Human Resources/Civil Service Office at 620 State Street – 2nd floor


Finance Department at 620 State Street – 3rd floor


County Manager’s Office at 620 State Street – 6th floor


WIC Office at 650 Franklin Street, Suite 200


Glendale Home at 59 Hetcheltown Road in Glenville


Schenectady County Veteran Affairs Office at 797 Broadway


Schenectady County Senior & Long Term Care Services at 107 Nott Terrace, Suite 305


Schenectady County Job Training Agency at 797 Broadway


Office hours are available at under each department.