Biden sends medical teams to 6 states, promises more free COVID tests and masks

By: - January 13, 2022 12:33 pm
President Joe Biden with a Christmas tree in the background

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that 500 million home COVID-19 tests, in addition to 500 million promised earlier, will be distributed to Americans who request them, as well as high-quality masks. Biden is shown in the State Dining Room of the White House on Dec. 21. (Drew Angerer | Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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