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White House finalizes contracts to ship first batch of free at-home COVID-19 tests via USPS

The White House finalized its first contract this week for the shipment of the first batch of the half a billion free at-home COVID-19 tests the Biden administration promised to provide to Americans.

Karine Jean-Pierre, a deputy press secretary for the White House, told reporters on Friday that the White House had completed its first contract agreement with Goldbelt Security in Newport News, Virginia.

“We are actively finalizing the details of the distribution mechanism, including a website as we’ve talked about. I would expect us to provide those details next week, and yes, these tests will be sent out through the mail,” Jean-Pierre said.

Over the weekend, the Department of Defense announced a second contract with Revival Health Inc. “to procure 13.3 million over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits” to be mailed via USPS to Americans who request them in the coming weeks. The amount of tests and a timeframe for their arrival on the doorsteps of Americans for both contracts remains unclear.

The tests come after President Biden announced last month that Americans would soon be able to request at-home COVID-19 test kits via a website, and the tests would be mailed to them via USPS, free of charge. 

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: FOX4 KC

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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