CHENANGO COUNTY — Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) spent the last two days traveling through the 22nd Congressional District to distribute COVID-19 testing kits to frontline workers, first responders, schools, nursing homes, and nonprofits.
The tests were given to Tenney's office by New York State, and while they have been supplying them to those who call, Tenney said she wanted to ensure her team was being proactive in providing access to tests for those who need them.
"We’ve been getting a lot of requests for the test kits, so we wanted to make sure we got them out to places. Either veterans' organizations, police, nursing homes. People that really needed the test kits, especially where they had vulnerable citizens or they had situations where they could use them," said Tenney. "We didn’t want to wait and be reactionary, we wanted to make sure we were proactive in getting them out to people."
On Wednesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 27, Tenney visited all eight counties in the 22nd District to deliver the tests. In Chenango County, she made visits to the New Berlin Fire Department, the NYS Veterans' Home in Sherburne, and met with officers and Chief Rodney Marsh at the City of Norwich Police Department.