Rep. Eshoo Statement on FDA Authorization of First At-Home COVID-19 Test

November 18, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) released the following statement today after the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has authorized the first at-home COVID-19 test:

“Today we celebrate a significant milestone in our fight against COVID-19: the FDA has authorized the first at-home COVID-19 test. This all-in-one by prescription test allows patients to collect a sample, place it in the test unit, and get the result at their home within 30 minutes or less. I’ve long called for a widespread, quick, and cost-effective home test because it is absolutely essential to our efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19. I look forward to the FDA continuing to work with test developers so that more affordable, at-home test options are available to Americans.”

# # #