December 15, 2022
Americans can order another round of free COVID-19 tests from the federal government starting today.
The news comes as public health leaders continue to watch the rise of COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses ahead of the winter holidays. Federal officials said they used existing funding to add more at-home COVID-19 tests to the nation’s total stockpile.
“While COVID-19 is not the disruptive force it once was, the virus continues to evolve, and cases are on the rise again as families are spending more time indoors and gathering for the holidays,” the White House said in a statement.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP joins organizations around the country encouraging everyone to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines and to follow the latest guidelines for testing and treatment. Ahead of the winter holidays, it’s especially important to monitor your COVID-19 status and take an at-home test if:
Additional information about the White House’s COVID-19 winter preparedness plan is available online.
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