By CBSNewYork Team

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday that at-home, rapid COVID-19 test kits ordered by the state still have not arrived.

“My hope is that we’re going to have a lot more tests, rapid tests very soon, hopefully in time for the new school year, which is January 3rd,” he said.

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Distribution of 1 million tests to the public was supposed to begin Thursday.

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Another 2 million tests will be set aside for distribution at schools.

Lamont says supply chain and warehouse problems have held up the orders.

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One million masks, however, are ready to be given out.

CBSNewYork Team