Biden sends medical teams to 6 states, promises more free COVID tests and masks

More than 120 medical personnel — the beginning of a deployment of 1,000 service members — will go to hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico

By: - January 13, 2022 1:01 pm
President Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a video call with the White House COVID-19 Response team and the National Governors Association in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Biden spoke to governors about their concerns over the omicron variant and the need for more COVID-19 tests. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.