The White House intends to transport the 500 million free at-home Covid tests President Joe Biden has vowed to make accessible to all Americans by means of the Postal Service, and has settled its first agreements connected with the tests.
“We’re successfully establishing the dispersion instrument’s nuances, including a location, as we’ve stated. I would anticipate that we should give those subtleties one week from now, and indeed, these tests will be conveyed through the mail,” representative press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told journalists Friday. “What I can disclose is that the previous evening, we sent out our first letter grant to do tests for this billion-dollar project.”
The Biden organization settled the principal contract Thursday connected with the conveyance of the at-home Covid tests worth $51.6 million to Goldbelt Security in Newport News, Va., which will be subsidized by the American Rescue Plan passed the previous spring, the Department of Defense said in an assertion. The Pentagon didn’t declare the number of tests would be conveyed as a component of the agreement or what amount of time they would require to show up.
On Friday night, the Defense Department declared a second agreement with a California organization called Revival Health Inc. “to get 13.3 million COVID-19 test devices for over-the-counter use.” The Pentagon has yet to decide how much the group will be compensated.
Biden declared last month that the national government would buy 500 million quick at-home tests that any American could demand be shipped off their home for nothing through an administration run site. Organization authorities have said the main clump of those tests will go out in January, however it could require a long time for the national government to secure the complete number, given creation gauges by the test creators.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said for the current week that a solicitation for proposition to buy the tests shut a few days prior and that the central government was attempting to finish contracts for the acquisition of the tests. She said a site to demand the tests could be accessible not long from now.