Pennsylvania House of Representatives Approves Bill Establishing COVID-19 At-Home Testing Distribution Program

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously approved a legislative amendment that would create a $10 million program to assist counties that want to distribute at-home COVID-19 tests. The amendment was added to HB 2033, that extends reporting requirements for state labs that conduct COVID-19 tests. The amended bill still must make its way through the Senate before it can reach the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf. According to the amendment, the Pennsylvania Department of Health would buy the test kits. Counties would then have 30 days to apply by stating how many tests they need and detailing how they plan to distribute them.