May 17, 2022
Households across the U.S. can order another eight at-home tests from the federal government starting today.
Federal officials announced that a third round of ordering was available via the federal website, bringing the total to 16 at-home tests available per household since the start of the year. The news comes as public health officials continue to monitor the spread of the virus due to the highly transmissible Omicron subvariants.
About 70 million households have received 350 million free tests thus far, White House officials said in a statement.
“As the highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron drive a rise in cases in parts of the country, free and accessible tests will help slow the spread of the virus,” the statement said.
Here’s what to know about COVID-19 today:
HAP continues to urge everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 to make an appointment in their local community. Additional information about vaccines in your community is available online.
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