With tomorrow marking one year since President Biden and Vice President Harris were inaugurated, the Biden-Harris administration is continuing to take bold measures to protect Georgians against COVID-19. This week, the White House launched a program to distribute one billion free, at-home rapid COVID-19 tests to any American household that requests one and that the Biden-Harris administration will be making 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free. This builds on the aggressive action President Biden has taken over the past year to tackle this pandemic.
Thanks to the historic vaccination program in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, millions of Georgians have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite unanimous opposition from Brian Kemp and Georgia’s GOP congressional delegation, the American Rescue Plan has helped Georgia counties incentivize vaccines and boosters, purchase free at-home COVID tests, and bolstered resources at health care centers across the state. All of these steps have and will continue to save countless Georgians’ lives.
“In just one year under the Biden-Harris administration’s leadership, Georgia has made significant strides in the fight against COVID-19. President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and bold steps to protect Americans against coronavirus have gotten millions of shots in Georgians’ arms, are putting safe masks and free tests in Georgians’ hands, and continue to get Georgians back to work at record levels,” Rhyan Lake, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Georgia, said. “There is still work to be done to ensure that every Georgian is protected from this global pandemic, but President Biden’s leadership has drastically improved the health and livelihoods of countless Georgians.”
Read more about how the Biden-Harris administration is working to protect Georgians against COVID-19:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Can’t find a COVID-19 test? DeKalb to hand out 5,000 at-home tests Thursday
WTOC11 (Savannah): Community relieved to get free COVID tests
11Alive (Atlanta): This Georgia county is offering $100 at COVID vaccination events