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State starts getting orders of free at-home COVID tests

By: - February 4, 2022 6:33 am

(Photo courtesy of governor’s office)

A “small delivery” of free at-home COVID tests have arrived in Nevada and will be distributed in Ely in the next few days, according to the governor’s office.

The tests are the first of almost 600,000 tests ordered by the state, made available by federal funding. Additional deliveries are expected to arrive in Nevada and be provided to distribution centers throughout the state in the coming days, the governor’s office said in a statement Thursday.

As the tests begin to arrive, distribution centers will be listed on a state website

The tests the state has ordered will “provide a free, convenient way for Nevadans to pick-up at-home tests from community partners and have them on hand if they develop symptoms and need quick access to a COVID-19 test,” the governor’s office said.

The governor’s office also reminded people to order four free tests per household under a federal program. You can order those tests here, and those tests are supposed to arrive within a week to 12 days.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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