650,000 Rapid Tests Ordered By Gianforte Administration

HELENA, Mont. (NMB) – The office of Governor Greg Gianforte announced on Thursday that the state has ordered around 650,000 at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests.

A press release says the tests will be distributed statewide through local public health departments and will be available at no cost to Montanans.

The tests are expected to arrive in the state during the week of January 24th. Once the tests have been distributed to public health departments, additional information on how and where tests can be obtained will be announced.

The tests were purchased from Medea Medical Products for approximately $5.5 million, which equals around $8.46 per test.

In the press release, Gianforte slammed the Biden administration for what he says has been a failure to deliver free rapid tests to Americans.

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