White House promises to get schools 10 million more COVID-19 tests per month

White House promises to get schools 10 million more COVID-19 tests per month


The White House vowed Wednesday to provide 10 million more COVID-19 tests per month to schools amid a surge in the Omicron variant — even as it is still working to roll out President Biden’s weeks-old plan to deliver 500 million at-home tests.

The Biden administration said it would distribute 5 million rapid tests to schools and make an additional 5 million PCR tests available via a Department of Health and Human Services program that collects virus samples and sends them to labs.

“These 10 million additional tests each month will allow schools to double the volume of testing they were performing in November,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said at a press conference.

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