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White House expands access to COVID test kits in schools

(KYMA, KECY) - The White House has a plan to keep kids in classrooms by expanding access to COVID tests.

Wednesday the Biden Administration announced it will provide an additional ten million COVID tests for free to schools every month, more than double what schools received last year.

The program targets students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The administration says it also plans to send states billions of dollars to set up testing programs at schools and set up so-called surge testing sites in hard-hit communities.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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Cole Johnson

Cole grew up in a small town of just over 3,000 people called Moravia, NY—home of President Millard Fillmore and Fillmore Glen State Park.

He is eager to wake up every morning with the Desert Southwest and give viewers the greatest coverage to start their day.

Contact Cole at cole.johnson@kecytv.com.

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