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If you live in New Hampshire and are having trouble getting a quick COVID-19 test at home, you can soon find them among the bottles at state-run liquor stores.
Governor Christopher Sununu said the New Hampshire Executive Council approved a request to sell 1 million rapid in-home COVID tests at liquor stores across the state.
The governor said he expects home tests to be available at liquor stores within the next two weeks.
“We’ll buy them for a certain price. We’ll put them on the shelves and sell them for that exact price, about $13,” Sununu said at a press conference this week.
🚨NEW: Today, the Executive Board approved our request to sell for 1 MILLION rapid home testing at our state liquor stores.
We anticipate they will hit shelves within the next 2 weeks. In addition to tax-free alcohol and lottery tickets, you’ll be able to take part in a tax-free quiz! pic.twitter.com/4NTvgG4oJE
– Chris Sununu (@GovChrisSununu) January 26, 2022
The governor said federal dollars, used to secure the tests, will be available to individuals to purchase at about 80 stores statewide.
With demand for home COVID tests, Sununu said New Hampshire made the move to buy test kits to help meet the high demand.
“We [also] know that many people in New Hampshire might try to buy some at the stores. And we know that the demand will still be there,” he added.
News of New Hampshire’s distribution of COVID tests at home comes after the Biden administration announced that Americans could start ordering free home COVID-19 rapid test From the government.
Up to four tests can be set per household Online. Management also set up a phone number so that people without computers or high-speed internet can book their free test.
The website’s details come a day after President Joe Biden said the administration would buy an additional 500 million in-home COVID tests for Americans – adding to his plan. details last month to order 500 million tests.
The tests will come home starting in late January.