Many Minnesotans–and people across the country–are saying access to COVID testing isn’t as easy as it should be. U-S Senator Tina Smith says, in particular…

“It’s been so frustrating especially over the last few months when there hasn’t been nearly enough rapid at-home testing on the shelves for people.”

On Thursday, President Biden announced a government order for half-a-billion at-home test kits, which will be free for Americans. Smith calls rapid tests a critical tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Senator says the tests can help people learn if they have COVID-19, and are critical to informing when they should stay home to protect themselves and others.