Newport News has awarded a $ 51.6M contract for the COVID-19 test

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Newport News has awarded a $ 51.6M contract for the COVID-19 test

This effort supports the president’s plan to deliver 500 million free at-home COVID-19 tests to the nation.

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  • On Thursday, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $51.6 million contract to Goldbelt Security, LLC, located in Newport News, Virginia, for delivery of over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits.

  • Officials say the procurement was funded through the American Rescue Plan Act to supply critical medical resources to the nation. This comes as the omicron variant continues to spread.