Lessons to Learn — and Apply
We will analyze the program throughout its four-week run and will share learnings with local, state and federal officials along with community organizations with a shared interest in increasing access to testing for low-income and underserved communities.
Even as more Americans are vaccinated, testing will remain an important part of our continued COVID-19 response. Access to fast, simple and reliable testing gives people confidence and reassurance in the face of uncertainty to go about their daily life.
Low-income, high-risk communities have often lacked the resources and information to effectively combat the pandemic. Our 2030 Sustainability Plan is designed to increase access to products such as rapid testing to those who normally don't have the resources to obtain them, remove barriers to health as well as improve the broader health of our communities across the country and around the world.
As the country steps out of a long, cold COVID winter and into a summer of renewed possibilities, communities are coming back together for all the things we missed last year. And as Philadelphians celebrate the Fourth in the place where it all started, they will have access to the tools they need to reunite with confidence.
That shouldn't be such a revolutionary thought, after all. And with BinaxNOW, it won't be.
"EBT is an electronic benefit transfer. There is no endorsement of any brands or services by government programs that utilize EBT. The U.S. government is not involved in this program and public funds are not being used to subsidize the cost of the tests. Additionally, EBT cards will only serve as a visual verification of eligibility – no personal information will be recorded."
This story was originally published on June 18, 2021 and updated on March 3, 2022. It was again updated on June 13, 2022.