Home-use Covid tests are popular and hard to find locally

At-home test are seen as another key tool to fight Covid but the kits are difficult to find in some places in the county. (The Enterprise/File)

VALE – Home-use Covid tests are in short supply locally, just as a national push for more access to testing begins.

President Joe Biden told Americans last week the government will stand up more vaccination and testing sites and make 500 million free at-home Covid rapid tests available beginning in January.

Biden’s remarks came as the nation braced for another round of Covid, this time the omicron variant of the infection that triggered large number of cases in South Africa and Great Britain.

The omicron variant now is linked to more than 50% of U.S. cases. The variant is also spreading an unprecedented rate . . .