Governor Janet Mills announced today, Jan. 7, that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has purchased an additional 250,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from Maine-based manufacturer Abbott Labs. The tests will be distributed to Walgreens pharmacies, health care sites, schools, and congregate care settings across the state in January and February.
The purchase is one of the largest ever by the State and represents nearly a quarter of all the rapid tests the State has made available since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine CDC, in partnership with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and Maine National Guard, will begin offering drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Augusta Armory, on days when vaccination is not occurring, beginning Monday, January 10. Hours and dates of operation may vary from week to week and testing at the Augusta Armory will be available by appointment only. COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be available at the Augusta Armory on a drop-in basis, with no appointment required.
Expanded COVID-19 testing options announced.
This includes the Augusta Armory offering drive-through testing, on days when vaccination is not occurring, beginning Monday, January 10.
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— Maine CDC (@MEPublicHealth) January 7, 2022