PAMED COVID-19 Briefing:

January 18, 2022
Free At-home COVID-19 Test Kits Are Available to Order
The U.S. Postal Service has begun taking orders for free at-home coronavirus test kits. The White House says it will prioritize shipments to Americans from ZIP codes that have experienced high rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths, with the first 20% of each day's orders going to those areas. Read More. 

The Biden administration will give out 400 million free N95 masks

The Biden administration plans to send 400 million N95 face masks to give out free through pharmacies and community health centers, part of an effort to increase access to high-quality masks to control the spread of COVID-19.

January 14, 2022
Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for US Business, Keeps Mandate for Healthcare Workers
On Jan. 13, the Supreme Court ruled to halt the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for businesses, however, keeping in place the mandate for health care workers in the U.S.
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