NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With a high demand of at-home COVID tests, some drug stores are now limiting how many people can buy at once.
CVS said it has added a limit of six kits per purchase to ensure enough people have access.READ MORE: New Jersey Announces COVID Vaccine And Booster Mandate For Health Care Workers And High-Risk Settings
Walgreens said it is limiting purchases to four at a time.
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Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced 500 million free at-home rapid tests will be bought by the administration for Americans, but those won’t be available until sometime next month.
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Meanwhile, Dr. Mitchell Katz of New York Health + Hospitals said people who are waiting on lines to get a rapid test will also be offered an at-home test if they’d rather not wait in the line.