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DOD awards contracts to purchase over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen test kits to support POTUS’ 500 million free home COVID-19 tests

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Today, the Department of Defense (DoD), in conjunction with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded contracts to Abbott Rapid Dx North America, LLC (Orlando, Florida), iHealth Lab Inc. (Mountain View, California) and Roche Diagnostics Corporation (Indianapolis, Indiana), which purchased a total of 380 million over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits. This effort supports the president’s plan to provide 500 million free home COVID-19 tests to the nation in response to the Omicron variant.

The DoD’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) led this effort in conjunction with the DoD’s Defense Assisted Acquisition Cell (DA2), the Army Contracting Command and the HHS Deputy’s Office Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The purchase was funded through the American Rescue Plan Act to provide critical medical supplies to the nation.