The Town of Riverhead will offer free at-home COVID-19 testing kits to residents throughout next week at Town Hall and at the Riverhead Senior Center. 

Residents can obtain free testing kits at the Town Hall front desk and at the Riverhead Senior Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., according to a press release issued by the town this morning.  

Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said yesterday the kits are not limited to a certain number per household.

The town received 1,200 free testing kits from Suffolk County, for distribution to town residents. About half of those were handed out during a distribution on Tuesday, mostly to senior citizens, Aguiar said.

Aguiar said the town will distribute the rest of the initial batch of test kits and has tests in reserve from the county.

Each kit contains two tests.

“They’re like $28 each,” Aguiar said. “And so if you test two people, or a family of four, that’s a substantial amount of money we save for the public.”

Riverhead Town Hall is located at 200 Howell Avenue in Riverhead. The senior center is located at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue.

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: [email protected]