All 175,000 free rapid COVID-19 test kits that became available Wednesday for Vermonters to order online were taken by the afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott’s office said. Households were allowed to order two kits containing a total of four tests that will be delivered to 87,500 households over the next one to two weeks. The website for ordering opened at 10 a.m. and the supply of tests was snatched up by 2:45 p.m., officials said. Scott said he knew the limited supply would go quickly and said the pilot project will help inform future decisions. Another 75,000 test kits are expected to become available in a second phase of the program but a timeline has not been announced.
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- Littleton selectmen voted to use the COVID-stimulus to purchase two ventilators to be outfitted in the town’s two ambulances