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Wed Sep 20, 2023, 03:30 PM Sep 2023

Biden administration announces $600M to produce COVID tests and will reopen website to order them [View all]

Source: AP

Updated 3:00 PM EDT, September 20, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household — aiming to prevent possible shortages during a rise in coronavirus cases that has typically come during colder months.

The Department of Health and Human Services says orders can be placed at COVIDTests.gov starting Sept. 25, and that no-cost tests will be delivered for free by the United States Postal Service.

Twelve manufacturers that employ hundreds of people in seven states have been awarded funding and will produce 200 million over-the-counter tests to replenish federal stockpiles for government use, in addition to producing enough tests to meet demand for tests ordered online, the department said. Federal officials said that will help guard against supply chain issues that sparked some shortages of at-home COVID tests made overseas during past surges in coronavirus cases.

Dawn O’Connell, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS, said the website will remain functional to receive orders through the holidays and “we reserve the right to keep it open even longer if we’re starting to see an increase in cases.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/covid-tests-free-online-order-winter-6de740359e7648a85184dcac47aa96fa

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Excellent! Deep State Witch Sep 2023 #1
K&R!! onetexan Sep 2023 #2
This is great news LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2023 #3
We need this Marthe48 Sep 2023 #4
Excellent news! sheshe2 Sep 2023 #5
Both on the agenda for early next month! n/t Backseat Driver Sep 2023 #6
Can't find Rebl2 Sep 2023 #14
They just received them late last week. sheshe2 Sep 2023 #17
Well I checked Rebl2 Sep 2023 #19
👍 sheshe2 Sep 2023 #20
God bless him. Cases are way up here in the islands and in home tests cant be had mahina Sep 2023 #7
Sure beats the price I saw at Costco last week! Fritz Walter Sep 2023 #8
Omg that is cheap! They were $25/2 before they got really hard to find here mahina Sep 2023 #9
That is cheap Unwind Your Mind Sep 2023 #16
Saw $25/2 today here in the northeast, too. JudyM Sep 2023 #22
Finally a leader who handles pandemics well again MistakenLamb Sep 2023 #10
+1 sheshe2 Sep 2023 #18
👍🏼👍🏼 🕶 🍦 IrishAfricanAmerican Sep 2023 #11
More evidence the Biden administration understands the concept of public safety. nt ShazamIam Sep 2023 #12
Very good Catherine Vincent Sep 2023 #13
Awesome news! Thank you President Biden. n/t iluvtennis Sep 2023 #15
That's so woke - Ron DeShithead Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2023 #21
This is what a REAL BigmanPigman Sep 2023 #23
Good move. Testing is essential. Martin68 Sep 2023 #24
CDC link to this vital information Attilatheblond Sep 2023 #25
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