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Schenectady County to Hold COVID At-Home Test Kit Drive-Thru Giveaway

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Events Taking Place at Mont Pleasant, Scotia, Rotterdam, Niskayuna and Quaker Street Libraries

Schenectady County will distribute a total of over 5,000 free at-home COVID tests to residents on a first-come, first-served basis at 5 locations starting at 10am on Saturday, February 5, 2022. The distribution events will take place at the Mont Pleasant, Scotia, Rotterdam, Niskayuna and Quaker Street libraries, which are part of Schenectady County’s Public Library system.

Schenectady 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 County.

“We’re happy to provide residents with these kits because testing is an important resource as we continue to navigate through the pandemic,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “If you or someone you know has been exposed to COVID or has symptoms we encourage you to get tested – by using these at-home test kits or at our community testing site. Knowing your status can help slow the spread of the virus in our community.”


Drive-Thru Locations

Starting at 10am on Saturday, February 5, 2022 Schenectady County will hold drive-thru at-home test kit giveaways while supplies last at:

Mont Pleasant Library

1036 Crane Street, Schenectady

Scotia Library

14 Mohawk Ave., Scotia

Rotterdam Library

1100 N. Westcott Road, Rotterdam

Niskayuna Library

2400 Nott St. E., Niskayuna

Quaker Street Library

133 Bull Street, Delanson


Library patrons should be aware that the parking lots at the Mont Pleasant, Niskayuna and Rotterdam branches will be heavily used for the test kit giveaway and should plan accordingly if they plan on visiting one of these libraries while the event is taking place.

Community Testing Site

Schenectady County offers free COVID-19 testing for all County residents Monday – Friday from 9am to 2pm (closed on County holidays) at Ellis Medicine’s McClellan Street Health Center, which is located at 600 McClellan Street in Schenectady. The test site is run by Schenectady County Public Health Services in conjunction with Quadrant Biosciences. Appointments are available at and walk-ins are also welcome.