ICYMI: Governor Steve Sisolak Secures Nearly 600,000 At-Home COVID Tests

LAS VEGAS, NV - January 14, 2022

In case you missed it, Governor Sisolak announced yesterday a total of 588,216 Flexflow COVID-19 Antigen home tests are on the way to the State of Nevada. First deliveries will be made directly to community partners who will help ensure the tests reach Nevadans in high need communities as quickly as possible. This is the State’s first order of at-home rapid tests and additional orders will follow.

More information on this testing initiative can be found on the Nevada Health Response website. Watch yesterday’s press conference here.

Read more highlights:

Reno Gazette Journal:Gov. Sisolak: Half million at-home COVID-19 test kits coming to Nevada

  • Gov. Steve Sisolak says help is on the way for Nevadans braving hours-long lines to get a COVID-19 test.
  • The tests will be distributed by health districts, libraries, child care centers, fire departments and other community organizations throughout the state. Information on when and where the tests will be available will be included on the Nevada Health Response website

Las Vegas Sun:Nevada to distribute over 500,000 at-home COVID test kits

  • Paid for by federal COVID relief funding, the first shipment of Flexflow antigen tests is expected at the end of January, Sisolak said.
  • The kits will help meet a growing need for testing as the virus surges with the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant. 

The Nevada Independent:State orders half million at-home COVID-19 test kits amid Omicron surge

  • 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.
  • “We don’t want to take steps backwards,” he said. “Right now, we’re going to stick with the protocols that we have in place and get these test kits in people’s hands and hopefully get people back to work.”

Las Vegas Review Journal:Sisolak says state has ordered 500K at-home COVID tests

  • Nevada has ordered more than half a million at-home COVID-19 tests to help address the demand for testing amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Thursday.
  • “We know that Nevadans want easy and convenient access to COVID-19 testing from the comfort of their own home, and this project will help us accomplish that goal and help relieve some of the strain on our other testing systems,” Sisolak said. 

Fox 5:Gov. Sisolak: Nevada to distribute 500K at-home COVID-19 tests
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced that the state and local partners will distribute 500,000 at-home COVID-19 tests that are expected to arrive at the end of the month.

KOLO 8:Nevada orders thousands of at-home COVID tests

  • Thousands of take-home rapid COVID-19 tests are on the way to Nevada. Governor Steve Sisolak made the announcement Thursday afternoon and stated that the tests will be available to those in high need communities. 

KTNV:Gov. Sisolak's COVID update: Nevada orders 500K at-home tests to 'stop the spread'

  • The state has ordered and requested fast-tracked delivery of 500,000 at-home COVID-19 tests, the governor announced. The tests are the FlowFlex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test and will be distributed to community partners throughout the state — places like health departments and libraries. There are expected to be at least 90 such locations statewide, according to the governor. 

KRNV:Nevada orders more than half a million at-home COVID-19 tests for residents 

  • More than half a million at-home COVID-19 tests are headed to the Silver State for Nevada residents as cases continue to soar statewide.

KSNV:Nevada orders 588K at-home COVID-19 tests amid latest surge in cases

  • Nevada has ordered more than 588,000 at-home COVID-19 tests as the state continues to grapple with the latest surge in cases, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday. 

CarsonNow:Governor announces more than half a million rapid COVID-19 tests headed to Nevada
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that more than half a million take-home rapid COVID-19 tests are on the way to the State of Nevada and will be available to those in high need communities.

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