COVID-19 RAPID TEST GIVEAWAY AT AVIATION MALL
16,000 COVID-19 Rapid Tests to be Given Away by SAIL
Southern Adirondack Independent Living holds giveaway
March 18th and 19th at Aviation Mall in Queensbury, New York
QUEENSBURY, NY — Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) is giving away 16,000 rapid test kits for COVID-19 at the Aviation Mall located at 578 Aviation Road in Queensbury, New York. Giveaway hours are from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.
Enter through the 99 Restaurant entrance to find the SAIL table located near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Tests are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last, and those who are unable to find tests in other ways are especially encouraged to pick up one of the available tests. Masks are recommended, especially if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, and it is also recommended to practice social distancing in line.
Folks who are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are asked not to attend this event and either send a healthy family member or call the SAIL office at (518) 792-3537 to inquire about other options.
“We especially encourage individuals who are currently covered by Medicaid, Medicare or Uninsured to come claim a test during the giveaway,” says Tyler Whitney, Deputy Executive Director at SAIL. “We want to continue to stand as a leader for individuals with disabilities in our community by ensuring access to rapid testing kits. As we see our local community move towards a reduction in masking, we want to remain vigilant in the testing process. We appreciate the support of the Governor’s office and NYS in protecting those most vulnerable including those with disabilities.” These tests were provided through New York State and the New York Association of Independent Living. “We just got these in and wanted to give them away immediately, so we are planning this event in just a matter of days,” adds Mr. Whitney. SAIL gave away 6,000 tests at the Aviation Mall in January 2022.