Biden Announces COVID-19 Testing Initiative

President Joe Biden has announced that his administration plans to distribute roughly 500 million COVID-19 tests nationwide starting in January, while expanding the number of vaccination and testing sites across the country. Starting in January, Americans will be able to request rapid tests through a website and have them delivered without charge, Biden said.

Meanwhile, U.S. health authorities are considering reducing the 10-day recommended quarantine period for those who test positive for COVID-19 in an effort to help asymptomatic people return to work or school, with the proper precautions.

On Dec. 21, Ohio set a single-day record by reporting 12,502 new cases of COVID-19. The current 21-day case average is more than 8,400. Because northeast Ohio is seeing a significant percentage of the new cases, a large drive-thru testing site has opened in Cleveland. 12/21/2021