3.5 million free COVID rapid tests coming to Massachusetts cities and towns by mid-October
BOSTON (WLNE) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that the state will hand out 3.5 million free at-home COVID tests to towns and cities across Massachusetts.
The amount each municipality will get depends on the population size. Cities and towns can request tests and PPE through Sept. 16.
Baker said the shipments should be ready to distribute among cities and towns in mid-October.
“This distribution of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests builds on our work over the past several years to partner with municipalities to ensure residents can protect themselves from the virus,” said Gov. Baker.
Since Dec. of 2021, the state has distributed more than 25 million tests across the state.