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.