Kansas to receive 870,000 COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 KC updates
Posted at 3:09 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 16:09:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas will receive 870,000 COVID-19 antigen tests from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for essential workers.

Gov. Laura Kelly will distribute the Abbott BinaxNOW tests to “support testing K-12 students, teachers, nursing home patients and staff, higher education, critical infrastructure, first responders and other priorities as she deems fit,” according to a news release.

More than 300,000 COVID-19 rapid tests also have been sent directly to “congregate care settings,” the release stated.

The federal government purchased the Abbott BinaxNOW tests in August for distribution throughout the country.