| Covid-19 | Oct 6, 2020

Trump Administration Deploys Abbott BinaxNOW Tests to States

Following the August 27th announcement of the federal government’s purchase of 150 million rapid point-of-care (POC) SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests from Abbott, HHS announced a national distribution plan for the tests to assist Governors’ efforts to continue to reopen their states. The press release did not indicate state-by-state allocations of the distribution. According to the press release, governors have discretion to distribute tests in support of specific priorities or target populations, including K-12 teachers and students, higher education, critical infrastructure, and first responders.