BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Dozens of people lined up on a cold Tuesday morning outside of Baltimore’s 22 Pratt Library locations to take a free COVID-19 home test, but many left empty-handed.
Library system monday announcement it will have quick test kits available at each of its locations while supplies run out. Each visitor is allowed two kits.
– Sean Streicher (@SeanStreicher) December 21, 2021
According to Pratt Library, people started queuing outside some branches a few hours before the doors opened at 10 a.m., and in some locations, “staff started doing early tests when it was clear goods that have exceeded the supply to avoid making customers suffer from cold.”
The program works in partnership with the City of Baltimore Health Department, which says it will make more announcements about the distribution of the test kits once available.
– Pratt Library (@prattlibrary) December 21, 2021
President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the government will do 500 million quick home tests available for free for Americans as part of its Omicron plan. Biden said that, starting in January, Americans will be able to order rapid tests through a website and have them delivered free of charge.
To find testing locations in the City of Baltimore, visit coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/21/enoch-pratt-library-runs-out-of-free-covid-19-home-tests-within-hours/ Enoch Pratt Library Runs Out of Free Home COVID-19 Tests Within Hours – CBS Baltimore