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Government to Make Home Covid Tests Available

Rapid at-home Covid-19 test kits are ready to be distributed by the GreenRoots environmental protection organization and Chelsea Community Connections in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on December 17, 2021. - Each kit contains two test and each person is given enough for their entire family. Cities and towns across Massachusetts are receiving the free tests as part of a state government strategy to control the spread of the virus this holiday season. Massachusetts is distributing 2.1 million of the rapid tests. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

The federal government is going to start providing at-home Covid test kits for free.

The Biden administration said yesterday that tests will be mailed to any U.S. household that requests one.

The news comes as the omicron variant of the coronavirus contributes to a spike in new cases.

The White House will ship as many as 500 million kits and it is setting up a website for people to submit their requests.

The federal government also plans to set up 20-thousand new testing sites nationwide.

Will you get a home Covid test to keep around the house?

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