Free at-home COVID tests to be handed out to Medicare beneficiaries this spring

BY: - February 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — Starting this spring, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to get up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month at no cost. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday that eligible pharmacies and participating organizations will begin distributing the tests in the coming months to individuals on either original Medicare or in […]

‘The alarm bell went off:’ Biden admin. announces relief efforts amid omicron surge

BY: - December 21, 2021

Pennsylvania first detected the variant on Dec. 3 in Philadelphia. Penn State University also confirmed omicron on its largest campus Monday night.

At-home COVID tests to be covered by insurance—but details still to come

BY: - December 2, 2021

Making those tests more accessible will allow Americans to get results quickly and in the privacy of their own homes.

More than 400 Pa. schools participating voluntary COVID-19 testing program | Five for the Weekend

BY: - November 13, 2021

The testing partnership between the department, Concentric and Ginkgo Bioworks has conducted more than 3,600 PCR and antigen tests.


Worrying experts, COVID testing is declining nationwide. Where does Pa. fall? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 23, 2021

A new, week-long mass-testing site opens in Luzerne County today, complimenting testing sites in Blair, Dauphin and Delaware counties.