US government puts shipping of free COVID tests on hold

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Aug 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-29 17:27:05-04

(KGTV) – The federal government is putting the shipping of free at-home COVID-19 tests on hold.

In January, the Biden administration launched the free test kits program on the website.

Under the program, all Americans were able to order four free tests per household during distribution phases in January, March, and May.

However, a message on the site reads: “Ordering through this program will be suspended on Friday, September 2 because Congress hasn’t provided additional funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile of tests.”

According to the White House, 350 million tests had been delivered to households nationwide as of last May.