US to end free at-home COVID tests after lack of funding to replenish stockpile

Us To End Free At Home Covid Tests After Lack Of Funding To Replenish Stockpile

This is a file image of at-home COVID test kits. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The federal government is ending its free at-home COVID-19 test program Friday, after a lack of funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile.

The Rhode Island Management Agency said on Tuesday that people who are low on test kits can order until the Sept. 2 deadline.

Homes can order a third round of the tests on the website.


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