WESTPORT — The town’s distribution of at-home testing kits for COVID-19 will not take place today as planned because the state’s shipment of the kits has been delayed.

Westport officials had planned to distribute its allocation of 3,420 kits on a first-come, first-served basis Thursday afternoon at Staples High School.

While Town Hall officials had yet to confirm cancellation of the plans early this morning, police said the local distribution has been called off.

In a statement issued later Thursday morning, First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker confirmed that the event has been postponed, adding, “Once the test kits have been received, we will notify our residents of the new date/time of distribution. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we are hopeful that the state will rectify this problem very soon.”

It was not immediately clear when test kit distribution might be rescheduled, but presumably it is dependent on the state securing the anticipated shipment of “iHealth” tests.

In a statement Wednesday evening, Gov. Ned Lamont warned that West Coast “shipping and warehouse delays outside the State of Connecticut’s control” could delay the anticipated arrival of 500,000 rapid-test kits, which then were to be distributed to municipalities around the state.

Early this morning, state officials confirmed that no COVID test kits were delivered overnight, triggering a wave of canceled plans by cities and towns that had scheduled distribution of the kits today.