Gov. Steve Sisolak announced during a state press call this afternoon that 588,216 FlowFlex antigen home test kits, covered by federal COVID-19 relief funds, will arrive in Nevada by the end of the month.
“We know that Nevadans want easy and convenient access to COVID-19 testing from the comfort of their own home,” Sisolak said.
The test kits were ordered as the state is seeing increased demand for tests as the highly transmissible Omicron variant causes record numbers of new cases in Nevada and nationally. Additional drive-thru testing sites were established in Washoe and Clark counties, attracting hours-long lines, and local pharmacies continue to have limited availability for scheduling testing appointments.
The test kits will land in locations across the state, with the bulk of them arriving in Southern Nevada. Nearly 90 community partners are helping the state with distributing them to Northern Nevada and rural communities.
Nevadans will be able to check the state health response website for information regarding when the shipments arrive and where they will be located in their communities.
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The portion of the article is shared as part of our collaboration with The Nevada Independent. This story was originally published on January 13, 2022 and written by Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez.