Long Lines Form at Baltimore Libraries For Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Baltimore’s public library system distributed at-home COVID-19 tests on December 21 to locals who queued in long lines at some branches.

At-home rapid antigen tests are in short supply in many areas amid a national spike in cases driven by the Omicron variant. On Tuesday, the Enoch Pratt Free Library distributed free tests at locations across the city. Before 11 am, the library system announced it was completely out of at-home tests.

This video, taken by TJ Smith outside a branch on Reisterstown Road, shows people lined up early on Tuesday morning. Smith said despite the line, distribution of the tests was “very efficient and orderly” once the location opened. Credit: @TJSmithSocial via Storyful

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