Mainers Can Still Get 5 Free Covid Tests a Month if Needed
Covid isn't what it used to be, but it ain't gone yet.
Approaching the three-year mark of the pandemic, and we are *sort of* getting back to the way things used to be. While our economy is still re-setting and people are switching careers, and a lot of things still feel kind of chaotic, the coronavirus seems to be settling in as a seasonal virus.
As my doctor explained it to me once, when all is said and done, Covid-19 will eventually just become another strain of the common cold. Which is kind of like what it's starting to feel like, but there's still plenty of it around. But recently, the feds began to scale back the amount of free tests you could get.
The test themselves aren't cheap!
I've seen tests in stores going as high as like $20 for a package of them. But Mainers can still get free tests pretty regularly if you go to this website and sign up. Project ACT is there to help people get connected with free Covid tests to keep around. We all know at this point, when it comes to testing, there's no such thing as a one-and-done.
Often, you need to test several times to verify that you're over the virus. With this option, you can keep them coming on a fairly regular basis. This could be great for small families who need them around, or families with kids in school, where a lot of transmissions come from.
It's not much, but every little bit helps. Now that we're this far on the other side, at least we can continue to look forward, instead of feeling totally stuck. But, you'll certainly want to know whether this pesky cough is a cold, or Covid. These should keep you going for a minute...