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Sununu’s Website for Free COVID Tests Runs Out in 24 Hours, Falls Short of Available Tests

Concord, N.H. -- After only twenty four hours of being live, Governor Chris Sununu’s heavily promoted website to provide Granite Staters with free, at-home COVID tests ran out of tests today, and new reports show that it offered 100,000 fewer tests than Sununu promised. This is another glaring example of Sununu’s failure to mitigate the COVID pandemic as the state faces COVID cases that are at an all time high with hospitalizations surging amid growing concerns over the arrival of the omicron variant.


According to reports, Sununu promised the website would provide access to 1 million at-home rapid COVID tests, but it only provided 900,000 tests. The website also reached “far fewer than half as many people” as Sununu’s administration anticipated. Additionally, Sununu promised that there would be another supply of 150,000 tests for schools, but only 50,000 have been made available to schools, shelters, and correctional settings.


“Governor Chris Sununu’s sheer incompetence has time and time again prolonged our pandemic recovery and now by bungling our COVID testing capacity, he is putting economic recovery further out of reach for Granite Staters,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “Sununu owes Granite Staters an explanation for why there weren’t as many tests he promised, and he needs to say what his administration is doing to provide more tests for New Hampshire.”

BACKGROUND:

NH Bulletin: State’s supply of free, at-home COVID tests exhausted in less than 24 hours

WMUR: 100,000 New Hampshire households request free at-home COVID-19 test kits, exhausting supply

WMUR: New Hampshire health officials prepare for arrival of omicron variant

WMUR: COVID-19 hospitalizations set new record in New Hampshire

Seacoastonline: NH COVID report includes a record number of hospitalizations over Thanksgiving weekend