Bridgeport officials warn of ‘unlawful unregulated’ COVID test web page

BRIDGEPORT — metropolis officials are warning of an “unlawful, unregulated” pop-up COVID-19 checking out website on East main road near Gala meals that is not registered with the state.

anybody who used the web page to get proven “should still immediately contact the Connecticut department of Public fitness workplace of Facility Licensing and Investigations,” metropolis spokeswoman Rowena White said in a brief news liberate Friday night.

metropolis officials realized of the pop-up testing web page Friday and spoke of it isn’t effectively licensed with the state nor approved by means of the city.

Bridgeport authorities pointed out they aren’t aware of identity theft or cash theft concerning the website.

White mentioned metropolis officials are “worried nonetheless until city officers were assured that this neighborhood has taken correct motion and steps to register with the State of CT DPH and that each one methods regarding resident’s own and fitness tips are dealt with in an authentic and applicable capacity in the legislation.”

Scott Appleby, the city’s director of emergency administration, referred to no arrests had been made in relation to the incident.

these tested at the site should still contact DPH via dphflisevents.ct.gov

Av Harris, a spokesman for DPH, deferred questions regarding the testing web page to the state department of buyer protection and state legal professional widespread William Tong’s office, noting public health simplest has jurisdiction over “licensed testing providers.”

White advised residents to peer if a trying out facility is listed on the city’s webpage for checking out locations.

“If it’s not listed, don’t verify,” she noted.