The city will hand out free Covid rapid antigen tests to people who live or work here next Wednesday and Thursday at libraries, City Hall and the public health department at 119 Windsor St., The Port, until supplies run out, it announced Thursday. The distribution starts on the last day that free PCR testing will be available at CIC Health in Kendall Square.

The city would have 60,000 test kits to hand out, officials said earlier. The federal government is also offering four free test kits by mail, and health insurers, including Medicare, must cover the cost of test kits.

The city’s tests will be available at the following locations and hours.

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Wednesday:

  • Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cambridge Public Health Department, 119 Windsor St., The Port, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cambridge library’s Boudreau Branch, 245 Concord Ave., Observatory Hill in Neighborhood 9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge Public Library’s Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cambridge Public Library Collins Branch, 64 Aberdeen Ave., West Cambridge, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge library’s O’Connell Branch, 48 Sixth St., East Cambridge, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge library’s O’Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., North Cambridge, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge Library Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge St., Wellington-Harrington, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Thursday:

  • Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cambridge Public Health Department, 119 Windsor St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cambridge library’s Boudreau Branch, 245 Concord Ave., Observatory Hill in Neighborhood 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cambridge Public Library’s Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cambridge Public Library Collins Branch, 64 Aberdeen Ave., West Cambridge, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge library’s O’Connell Branch, 48 Sixth St., East Cambridge, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge library’s O’Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., North Cambridge, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cambridge Library Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge St., Wellington-Harrington, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Chief public health officer Derrick Neal said those who test positive for Covid should isolate and wear a mask around others. “Residents can call (617) 933-0797 with questions and to get connected to treatment, masks and tests, and even food and other basic community resources while they isolate,” Neal said.

Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Yi-An Huang said in a joint statement that the city continued “to support our community accessing important tools like rapid antigen tests to keep themselves, their families and our community safe, and we want to thank city staff for making this public distribution effort possible. It is important that residents continue to take precautions to help slow the spread of Covid-19, including getting vaccinated and receiving the most recent Covid-19 booster dose recommended for you by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”