“My hope is that we’re going to have a lot more tests, rapid tests very soon, hopefully in time for the new school year, which is January 3rd,” he said.READ MORE: Health Officials Tracking New 'Stealth' Omicron Variant Spreading In Europe, Detected In U.S.
Distribution of 1 million tests to the public was supposed to begin Thursday.READ MORE: Just Days After Testing Positive For COVID, Sarah Palin Spotted Dining At Manhattan Restaurant
Another 2 million tests will be set aside for distribution at schools.
Lamont says supply chain and warehouse problems have held up the orders.MORE NEWS: New York Workers' Compensation Board Offers Resources For COVID Long Haulers
One million masks, however, are ready to be given out.