Steuben County distributing free N95 masks, rapid tests to residents


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BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – Steuben County will be offering free rapid tests and N95 masks to county residents beginning January 5.

In partnership with the Southern Tier Library System, the Steuben County Health Department offering the masks and test to families at local libraries until supplies run out. Families can take up to three boxes of tests. The KN95 masks and tests are also available at the Steuben County Public Health Office in Bath.

A list of participating libraries can be found on the STLS website, and directions for completing the 15-minute antigen tests can be found here.

The City of Corning is also distributing the masks and tests at the Corning Fire Department on January 7. With limited supplies, the City is anticipating the tests and N95 masks will run out quickly once available at the rear of the fire department at noon.

Steuben County is encouraging residents to report any positive test results to the Health Department, providing a picture and contact information to the county website.

Steuben County follows Chemung County in proving masks for residents. Chemung County announced last week that KN95 masks would be available to residents at local libraries, grocery stores, and fire departments.

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