President Biden Delivers Free Tests and Masks to Americans Ahead Of Schedule

After leading a historic vaccination campaign to get more than 200 million Americans vaccinated, President Biden continues to demonstrate leadership by implementing overwhelmingly popular policies to keep Americans safe. Today his administration announced that tens of millions of households have already ordered their free at-home tests, and are receiving them ahead of schedule. At the same time, millions of free N95 masks are arriving at pharmacies across the country.

Voters overwhelmingly support President Biden’s initiatives to distribute free COVID-19 at-home tests and masks.

Morning Consult: “Voters Largely Support White House Plans to Ship Free COVID-19 Tests, Masks”

Tens of millions of  households have ordered their free at-home tests, and millions of families are already receiving them ahead of schedule. 

New York Times: “Coronavirus tests from the U.S. government have begun to arrive at some homes.”

Arizona Republic: “Arizonans are receiving free government at-home COVID-19 tests sooner than expected”

KLAS Las Vegas: “At-home COVID-19 tests from government begin arriving”

New York Times: “Marcie Taylor, a marketing consultant in Santa Ana, Calif., said she received her tests on Friday after she ordered them on Tuesday at the recommendation of her friend who sent her a link to the website. She said the package, which included two boxes with two tests in each, arrived earlier than the tracking website had estimated.”

WXYZ Detroit: “Kate Hoffmire of Ann Arbor said her kit showed up in her mailbox less than 7 days after ordering.‘Would have assumed that it would have gone in the opposite direction and I would’ve gotten them a lot later, especially knowing how many the government is sending out, but here they are,’ she said.”

Just a week after President Biden announced his administration would distribute 400 million N95 masks to Americans for free, masks have already begun to arrive at pharmacies across the country. 

NBC News: “Free N95 masks arriving at pharmacies and stores around the country”

Iowa’s News Now: “Free N-95 masks available at most Eastern Iowa Hy-Vee stores”

WTSP Tampa Bay: “More than 2 million free N95 masks coming to Southeastern Grocers store pharmacies”

WCSC South Carolina: “Federal government’s distribution of 400M free N95 masks begins across country”

CBS Los Angeles: “Distribution Of Free N95 Masks Begins Today”

Hy-Vee, Inc Spokesperson Christina Gayman: “We have received many positive comments from customers who are happy we have the masks and are distributing them so quickly.”

CVS: “Our work to distribute high-quality masks as part of this program is an extension of our commitment to providing equitable access to the tools necessary to combat COVID-19, including testing, vaccines and authorized therapies.”

Walgreens: “Great news! The first N95 mask shipments arrived in our warehouses today as part of the @WHCOVIDResponse / @HHSGov’s free N95 mask program. More info will be posted to http://walgreens.com in the coming days as the first stores plan to begin offering masks on 1/28.”

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