Government will no longer provide COVID-19 at-home tests starting Friday
A senior official in the Biden administration said on Sunday that, because of insufficient funding from Congress, the government would stop handing free COVID-19 at-home tests on Friday.
According to the source, a stockpile of the tests is running low, and authorities want to ensure that they have sufficient quantities available due to a “possible” surge of COVID-19 cases in the next few months.
The site says there will be no more free tests distributed to anyone who requests them on covidtests.gov after this Friday, unless Congress approves more funds unexpectedly.
According to the information provided by the source, “If Congress provides funding, we will expeditiously resume distribution of free tests through covidtests.gov. Until then, we believe reserving the remaining tests for distribution later this year is the best course.”