NYC to Give Out 500k Rapid Tests, 1 Million Masks as Omicron Variant Surges

New York City will give out 500,000 rapid tests through community groups and 1 million face masks as the city deals with what Mayor Bill de Blasio called a “very substantial increase” in cases in recent days. “The data that we monitor so closely is showing an alarming trend,” Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi said at a news conference. The strategy…