Coronavirus, health, OREGON

Oregon buys 6 million at-home test kits to give away free through community outlets

Oregon officials have ordered 6 million test kits to distribute free. (iHealth Labs)

SALEM – The Oregon Health Authority has ordered 6 million home test kits to be given away free to help detect the coronavirus, the agency announced Thursday.

The kits, each containing two tests, will be sent to health agencies, schools and community organizations to distribute. They also will go to farm and agricultural workers, health care workers, shelters and early learning centers.

Commercially-available home test kits have been in short supply, with some pharmacies and other retailers reporting . . .

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