President Biden’s plan to deliver 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests is inching closer to reality, a report said, as the White House and the US Postal Service are finalizing shipment details.
The progress in the Biden administration’s slow rollout of the initiative came as the White House on Thursday awarded the first contract for the tests, The Washington Post reported, citing sources.
Officials hope to start sending the kits by mid-January, the newspaper reported, and an official announcement detailing the updates may be made as early as next week.
The Post Service is aiming to extend its roughly 40,000-person seasonal workforce. The agency is negotiating the terms with its four labor unions, the report said.
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