Earlier this morning, Union County officials welcomed representatives from Amazon at the Family Success Center in Rahway, NJ, as they donated 10,000 at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to the County of Union.
“We would like to thank Amazon for their generous donation of these COVID-19 at-home tests,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “There is still a demand for these tests and there are many residents who may have trouble accessing them or affording them due to other essential costs. So on behalf of the County Commissioners, I would like to thank Amazon for their continued support to our communities, we are very grateful for your donations.”
Colin Newman, Amazon’s New Jersey Public Policy Director was in attendance to present the donation to Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams, as well as Commissioners Sergio Granados, Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski, Commissioner James Baker and Deputy County Manager Amy Wagner.
After surveying a number of the County’s nonprofit and senior housing partners to determine their needs, the County of Union will be distributing these test kits to different nonprofits or those in need throughout the County at various locations. Today, the Rahway Family Success Center received 500 of these kits, and following the presentation, Commissioners and officials visited the Neighborhood House, Second Street Youth Center and Mount Olive, all in Plainfield to distribute more kits.
“We’re proud to support the Union County community by providing COVID-19 rapid antigen tests,” said Colin Newman, public policy director at Amazon. “Regular and accessible testing during the pandemic continues to help keep our communities safe and healthy and allows for important services, like those provided by Family Success Centers, to continue.”
Amazon donates these COVID-19 tests to Union County in support of its continued pandemic response to ensure communities across the country have access to reliable at-home COVID-19 testing. In an effort to continue to combat this virus, the County continues to offer COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and booster shots at various locations or mobile units throughout the County.
For more information and updates on all Union County services regarding OVID-19, including free vaccinations, free testing, emergency food distributions and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19.