White House, USPS finalizing plans to begin shipping coronavirus test kits to U.S. households
Test manufacturers and distributors seeking to provide a share of the 500 million tests have submitted proposals to the government, and the Biden administration on Thursday evening awarded its first contract toward the purchase, said a person with knowledge of the testing plan. A formal announcement on the effort could come as soon as next week.
The Postal Service is negotiating with its four labor unions to extend the seasonal workforce — the roughly 40,000 people brought in each year to help the agency work through a glut of holiday packages. The agency moved 13.2 billion pieces of mail and parcels between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
Absolutely ridiculous plan! What a waste of test kits. How about the risk to postal employees handling contaminated tests?
Another billion dollar waste of money so that everyone feels good that the Dem☭crats are doing something to fight Covid.
Why does it have to be delivered by the Post Office? Carriers deal with enough BS on a daily basis.