Biden Administration Working to Distribute Free At Home Covid-19 Tests, N95 Masks
With the spread of Omicron, the government is making it easier for Americans to get the Covid-19 tests and masks they need. The government launched a website to order free Covid-19 tests. On Covidtests.gov, one member from each household will be able to order a maximum of four tests, which will be shipped directly to their address. Tests will begin shipping later this month and USPS is handling deliveries. The federal government is also setting up a hotline to request the tests. Additional details on that will be available at the end of the week.
The Biden Administration will also make 400 million N95 masks available to American’s for free beginning next week. The masks will be available at a number of local pharmacies and community health centers. This comes as the CDC recently advised that well-fitting respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health such as the N95 offer the ‘highest level of protection’ against the virus.