Resolution to provide Milwaukee residents free at-home Covid tests moves forward

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A resolution to provide Milwaukee residents with free at-home Covid-19 tests is moving to the Finance and Personnel Committee.

If passed, the city would supply public libraries with about 230-thousand antigen tests. 

Milwaukee residents would be allowed to pick up one test per household. 

The resolution is seeing some pushback from committee members who think it's too costly and too late.

Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson says it's too difficult to find enough tests, and the surge will likely be over by the time they can.

"We want every Milwaukeean to have every tool possible against this nasty virus -- every single tool," said Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic. "From the best masks available, to tests for those who want it."

The resolution also includes offering gift card incentives to people getting booster shots.

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