MALONE — In light of the recent tidal wave of COVID-19 cases sweeping through Franklin County and the north country, Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, and his district staff delivered more than 1,000 test kits to various locations across the 45th Senate District.
“While much of the discourse around coronavirus has become hyper-political, it’s a fact that many people who are in need of a COVID test can’t get access to one,” Sen. Stec said. “This lack of access is simply unacceptable.”
According to Deb Capezzuti, Sen. Stec’s chief of staff, providing these tests to local organizations will help ailing residents receive the medical care they need and assist communities in combating the spread of the virus.
“I was pleased my staff and I could partner with local organizations to address this crisis,” Sen. Stec said. “By delivering these tests, I’m optimistic that we can protect vulnerable populations and help our communities stay healthy during this challenging time.”
Sen. Stec and his office delivered COVID-19 test kits for distribution in six counties.
In Clinton County, Board of Legislators Chair Mark Henry, County Sheriff David Favro and Plattsburgh Mayor Chris Rosenquest received kits for the public.
In Essex County, test kits were delivered to County Public Health Director Linda Beers and County Office for the Aging Director Krissy Leerkes.
In Franklin County, Sen. Stec and Malone Mayor Andrea Dumas, who is a community liaison for the senator’s office, delivered kits to the Malone AmVets to supply Franklin County veterans.
In St. Lawrence County, Colton Town Supervisor Ronnie Robert, along with the AmVets of Colton and Parishville, received kits.
In Warren County, test kits were distributed to the Open Door Mission of Glens Falls, Glens Falls Senior Center Executive Director Kim Bren and Greater Glens Falls Transit.
In Washington County, test kits were delivered to the Learning Employment Assistance Partnership, which will distribute kits to Washington County Head Start centers.